Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit:
Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees

Friday, September 27, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Workforce Trends and Evolution

Ben Kittelson

Board Member, Engaging Local Government Leaders and Sr. Budget & Management Analyst, Durham, North Carolina


Ben Kittelson is a Sr. Budget & Management Analyst at the City of Durham, North Carolina and is on the Board of Directors for Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). He has helped run ELGL since May of 2013 and the organization has grown in that time from a few hundred members in the Portland, Oregon region to over 4,800 across the nation. He also produces and co-hosts ELGL’s GovLove Podcast on topics ranging from innovation and performance to equity and workforce development. At the City of Durham, Ben has helped produce three budgets and assisted with financial planning and analysis work around affordable housing, the water utility and sales tax. He also started Innovate Durham, a partnership program between startups and the City and County of Durham. In 2019 Innovate Durham was awarded the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government from the Alliance for Innovation.

Ben has his Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University and his BA in Politics & Economics from Willamette University. Prior to coming to the City of Durham, Ben worked for two years at Guilford County, NC and interned at several municipalities in the Portland, OR region, including the City of Gresham, Oregon Metro, the City of West Linn and the City of Beaverton. Ben enjoys walking his dog, Franklin, and drinking hoppy craft beers.



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