Join us for the 2020 IVCA Spring Luncheon!!

Tuesday, May 5th
11:15am – 1:45pm
Program 12:00noon – 1:15pm
Downtown location (will be provided upon registration)

"Illinois’ Fiscal and Pension Crisis: What you need to know and what we can’t and can do about it".

An issue that affects us all, Illinois’ ballooning pension obligations have crowded out spending on virtually every other category of spending in the state. Marin Gjaja & Laurence Msall have studied the issues and will share their insights with us.
Marin Gjaja, Senior Partner and Managing Director at BCG, is the Chair of BCG's Center for Illinois' Future which focuses on local social impact and civic work supporting education, economic development, youth violence reduction, and struggling neighborhoods.  Marin is also co-chair of Advance Illinois an organization that is committed to an aligned education system that strives for equity, stresses college and career readiness and completion, and supports the whole child from the earliest years through adulthood.
​It was while working to understand education funding in Illinois that Marin immersed himself in the issues of Illinois’ pension debt which “crowds out” education funding.
Laurence Msall is President of the Civic Federation, a nonpartisan government research organization established in 1894 that promotes independent and evidence-based efforts to improve the effectiveness, financial sustainability and transparency of State and local governments in Illinois. Before joining the Federation in 2002, Msall was Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Infrastructure for Governor George H. Ryan from 1998 to 2002.
  • IVCA Members:  Free to attend
  • Non-Members:  $125.00



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