4th Quarter, 2011

Last December, the Forum initiated a new annual tradition of identifying our top five research findings of the previous year. The 2010 list included findings on Milwaukee's skilled workforce, Milwaukee Area Technical College spending habits, and the imbalanced state of Milwaukee County's adult...

3rd Quarter, 2011

For the third straight year, the Public Policy Forum was recognized by the national organization of government research professionals at the group's annual conference in Chicago in late July. The Forum received the Governmental Research Association (GRA) award for "Most Effective Education" on a...

2nd Quarter, 2011

This year's annual Salute to Local Government - held at the Italian Conference Center on June 23 - took place at a time when the public's perception of the role and value of local governments and school districts has never been more unsettled. The beauty of the Salute, however, is the...

1st Quarter, 2011

The Forum's Board of Trustees voted to install Milwaukee businesswoman Susan H. Hatch as its new chairperson at the March 16 annual meeting. Hatch becomes the first woman to chair the Forum in its 98-year history. Hatch, who has been Forum secretary for the past four years, replaces Milwaukee...

4th Quarter, 2010

For years, the Forum has preached use of performance measurement by local governments as a critical tool in making resource allocation decisions and educating constituents about how effectively their tax dollars are being spent. In late December, we released a report that hopefully will...

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