Upcoming Webinar Examines Local Government Cross-Sector Collaborations to Address Public Health Challenges

As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, new SLGE research explores how local government agencies are collaborating to help address today’s greatest public health challenges. The forthcoming report includes detailed information and promising practices for government and public health officials to consider when it comes to cross-sector collaborations to improve population health.

Successful Collaborations Between Local Government and Public Health: Exploring Multisector Partnerships to Improve Population Health was conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and commissioned by the de Beaumont Foundation. Register here for a webinar scheduled for Tuesday, November 17 at 3pm EST to hear about findings from the report, which will be released next week at slge.org.

State and Local Government Employment

A new infographic from SLGE and ICMA-RC charts long-term trends in state and local government since 2000 and what we can expect through the next ten years. Click here to download the infographic.

Financial Wellness Case Studies

With support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, SLGE has posted case studies on effective local government financial wellness programs from the City/County of Denver and the Village of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. To download a copy of the report, click here.

For additional resources on the topic, be sure to download a copy of the Financial Wellness Programs for State and Local Employees: Quick Reference Guide.

Webinar Recording: High Stakes Decision-Making During COVID-19

SLGE President and CEO Joshua Franzel, PhD, spoke as part of a panel for a Mathematica/Route Fifty webinar on Governing with Confidence, discussing public health, recruitment, data dashboard, and staff sharing. To view a recording, click here.

SLGE in the News

Governing covered SLGE’s research on African American state and local government employees’ views on how COVID-19 is impacting them personally and professionally. Also in Governing, SLGE President and CEO Joshua Franzel, PhD, co-authored an article on financial wellness programs for public employees.

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice published an article co-authored Director of Research Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhD, on voluntary separations and workforce planning in public health agencies.

GovLoop conducted an interview with Dr. Liss-Levinson regarding government recruiting, with supporting SLGE workforce research incorporated into their related e-book.

BenefitsPro discussed the center’s case studies on local government financial wellness programs, the Center for American Progress cited police recruitment data, the Tallahassee Democrat cited the center’s workforce survey data on teleworking, and the Daily Messenger covered the financial wellness grant program.

The impacts of COVID-19 on local government budgets was the topic of a contribution by SLGE’s Gerald Young to the ICMA blog.


In recognition of Veterans Day, we salute all those who’ve served their country in America’s armed forces, particularly those who are now continuing their service through state and local government. Thank you.