Joshua Franzel, PhDManaging Director

Joshua Franzel is the Managing Director of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) at ICMA-RC, having served in other positions with the Center since 2007.

Previously he was director of policy research for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Prior to his time with SLGE and ICMA, he worked for both the Delaware and Florida Legislatures and was a Presidential Management Fellow with The US Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration and The White House Office of Management and Budget.

His publications and research have focused on state and local government pensions, demographics, health care, workforce development, and innovation. For an abbreviated roster of his publications and research see:

Franzel has taught graduate level courses on state and local government and urban policy at American University in Washington, DC.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration (& Policy) from American University.

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