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Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future
Please join us for an interactive, and multi-generational Principles & Priorities exercise. Discover how challenging it is to balance the federal budget, and why it matters. Hosted by: The Concord Coalition with support from the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, The Harkin Institute, The Robert D. Ray and Billie Ray Center, and Vote Smart.
Thank you to our sponsors, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, and Greater Des Moines Partnership.
WHAT: Principles & Priorities Budget Exercise
WHEN: October 10, 2017 from 7-9pm
WHERE: Drake University, Olmsted Center
About the Host
David Oman is the Senior Strategic Consultant for The Concord Coalition. For four decades, David has held leadership roles in business, government, and politics. His experience includes stints in broadcast journalism, as Chief of Staff to two Governors of Iowa, and as a leader in Iowa state politics. He has a well-earned reputation for working across party lines to accomplish goals and build bipartisan alliances statewide on numerous commissions and councils. David continues to maintain a heavy degree of involvement in Iowa state politics, national politics and public policy deliberations.
David is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa and a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. He is a member of the Des Moines Rotary Club.
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n the last 42 years, Congress has passed its mandatory budget resolutions just six times – the last was14 years ago.