The Governmental Research Association, founded in 1914, is the national organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research. The purpose of the Association is to encourage individuals and organizations to engage in governmental research in the general interest. Governmental research involves the collection, analysis, and distribution of factual information on governmental activities to citizens and officials for the improvement of government and the reduction of its cost.
The January recap of activity in the GRA organizations is available. Some of the highlights include papers on blight remediation in Tennessee and health care reform in Boston (note that the Reporter erroneously credited the Boston report to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau when in fact the report was published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston) and New York. See the Recap
2013 Annual GRA Policy Conference in Milwaukee
Come to Brew City for the annual Governmental Research Association policy conference. In addition to provocative panel discussions and nationally known keynote speakers, this year’s conference will feature great beer, fun summer festivals, world class museums, and Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Panel topics will include:
The conference will occur in the height of Milwaukee’s summer festival season. Those wishing to come early can enjoy German Fest at Milwaukee’s famous Summerfest grounds (July 25-28), the Brady Street Festival in one of our hippest neighborhoods (July 27), and the Milwaukee Brewfest at one of our lakefront parks (July 27).
Guests will stay at Hotel Metro, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Downtown and easy walking distance to our world class art museum designed by Santiago Calatrava, as well as a broad assortment of shopping, restaurants, culture and entertainment. The conference hotel rate is $129.99 per night, a savings of $70 off the regular price.
The 2013 registration rates are $180 for GRA members, $150 for additional members from the same organization, and a promotional rate of $100 for potential new members. There’s also a rate of $75 for a full day and $50 for a half day.