Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Conference Program
The COVID Recovery in Kansas: A Work in Progress


Thursday, October 21, 2021

8:00
Registration, Coffee & More
8:30
Welcome & Introduction

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, The University of Kansas

8:45
Morning Keynote - State of the Kansas Economy Economic Recovery
Donna Ginther, Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics, The University of Kansas [Slides (PDF)]

VIDEO of introduction & presentation [55:02]
9:30
Break
9:45
Introduction
John Colombo, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The University of Kansas

Conversation: How local governments are moving forward
Trey Cocking, Deputy Director, League of Kansas Municipalities [Slides (PDF)]
Janet McRae, Economic Development Director, Miami County
Maury Thompson, Deputy County Manager, Johnson County

VIDEO of introduction & conversation [57:35]

BREAK

Conversation: Building a resilient Kansas: Childcare, housing, broadband
Kelly Davydov, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of Kansas
Shannon Oury, Executive Director, Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
Stanley Adams, Office of Broadband Development, Kansas Department of Commerce (unable to participate)
Donna Ginther, Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics, The University of Kansas (standing in for Stanley Adams)

VIDEO of conversation [1:09:12]

Moderators
Deb Miller, Director, KU Public Management Center, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
Jim McLean, Political Correspondent, Kansas News Service

12:00 Luncheon
1:15 Introduction
Douglas A. Girod, Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Conversation: Policy to advance recovery and resilience
Senator Dinah Sykes, Minority Leader, Senate District 21, Lenexa
Senator Brenda Dietrich, Senate District 20, Topeka
Representative Susan Concannon, House District 107, Beloit

VIDEO of introduction & conversation [57:35]

Moderators
Deb Miller, Director, KU Public Management Center, School of Public Affairs & Administration, The University of Kansas
Jim McLean, Political Correspondent, Kansas News Service

2:30
Closing Remarks
Donna Ginther, Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics, The University of Kansas
2:45
Adjourn
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