Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Concord, MA: Fiscal Lessons for the Future

Sep. 25, 2017, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Chase Hagaman
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742
Free; RSVP required

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

Join The Concord Coalition as we mark our 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned the past quarter-century and how those lessons apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years. While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.


  • Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is the United States representative for the third district of Massachusetts, a seat she has held since 2007 and the same seat held three decades earlier by her late husband, Paul Tsongas. Paul was also a senator, presidential candidate and co-founder of The Concord Coalition.  

  • Doug Elmendorf is an economist, dean and Don K. Price professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2009 to 2015.

  • Scot Lehigh is a columnist for the Boston Globe, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in national reporting for his coverage of the 1988 presidential campaign and has covered state and national politics since 1985. Scot will moderate a panel taking place during the event.

  • Robert Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally responsible fiscal policy.


What: Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

When: Monday, September 25 12:00 p.m., Lunch & Registration; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Program

Where: The Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.