"Every elected official has the potential to create meaningful change in their community, regardless of the position. While presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial races are exciting, paying attention to state and local elections can bring substantive changes in your community, too."
The event included dozens of locally organized events on five continents, as well as a twenty-four-hour series of webinars led by speakers from across the globe.
"The best part of my job is working with the community of partners across the state on the shared goal of connecting workers to good jobs that help keep businesses competitive in Massachusetts."
"I would like to play a role in helping people both individually and systemically. I believe that policy, when done right, is the best avenue for helping large numbers of people and creating a better future."
The UMass Amherst student chapter will introduce students to the local government management profession and will organize activities such as talks, panels, webinars, and group field projects.
“He was an outstanding professor, but, more important, George Sulzner was a living example of the greater principles he taught," said alumnus Larry Kocot. "The UMass community will be less without him.”
"A lot of my job is being a good communicator. This includes writing and speaking, things which SPP definitely prepared me for. Also, the Housing class I took with Carol Heim definitely got me interested in housing and community development."
In "Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis," Michael Ash and co-author Francisco Louçã consider the surprising resilience of the systems that led to the financial collapse.