The third conference on performance measurement organized by the LBJ School Office of Conferences and Training is entitled "Managing for Results: Decision Making in the Age of Accountability." It will take place in the Austin Convention Center on May 20-22.
This year's event will build on two previous major conferences, one held in 1993 and another in 1995, and will feature elected officials, scholars, and practitioners of the most successful applications of performance measures.
Keynote speakers include Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, two national journalists who have dedicated their careers to researching and reporting on performance in government; Jay Fountain, Assistant Director of Research for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board; Peter Harkness, editor and publisher of Governing magazine; Harry Hatry, director of the State and Local Government Program at The Urban Institute; Texas State Comptroller John Sharp, who developed the Texas Performance Review; and Pam Syfert, City Manager for the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.
This year's "Managing for Results" conference is hosted by the LBJ School, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, Texas Speaker of the House James E. "Pete" Laney, Texas State Comptroller John Sharp, the Texas State Auditor's Office, and the Texas Legislative Budget Office.
The event is cosponsored by more than a dozen
government organizations and professional and civic
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