Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City

October 18-19, 2012, Manhattan. Innovative city shapers and thought leaders gathered at the third annual Municipal Art Summit for New York City. On Thursday afternoon (October 18), FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick participated in a session called Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Sustaining a Diverse Economy in the Livable City.

Measuring Poverty in NYC: Why it Matters

October 5, 2012, Manhattan. The Community Service Society hosted a forum to discuss newly released census data on poverty in New York City and how it compares to the City’s alternative poverty measure. Should the city continue to produce its own measure? What does it reveal that’s different? And what does it mean for public policy? The following panel experts helped to answer these questions:

James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Mark Levitan, Director of Poverty Research for NYC’s Center of Economic Opportunity

Michelle Holder, Senior Policy Analyst at CSS

Council Members sponsoring legislation to require the city to continue to produce an annual poverty measure and report.

Annual conference on local government – Sponsored by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

June 19, 2012, Newburgh. The program focused on lessons learned from the first year of the state’s 2 percent tax cap, along with the ongoing crisis in public finance. FPI’s Frank Mauro moderated the plenary panel, “The Crisis in Public Finance.” The panel was preceded by a keynote address by Richard Brodsky of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Finances of the City of Yonkers. Agenda.

Outlook for the Economy of New York State Rural Areas

June 9, 2012, Windsor. David Dyssegaard Kallick made a presentation to a board retreat of the Rural and Migrant Ministry. The presentation focused on trends over the past 10 years in New York counties where the group works, and anticipated concerns and opportunities related to improving the lives of low-income people in rural New York.

Demographic and economic trends affecting the nation’s long term economic outlook

June 4, 2012, Albany. Frank Mauro spoke at a meeting of the United University Profession’s Committee on Active Retired Membership (COARM).

New Americans on Long Island: A Vital Sixth of the Economy

March 21, 2012, Rockville Centre. A briefing and discussion on the Fiscal Policy Institute’s recent report. Participants learned about the economic impact of immigrants on Long Island’s economy: facts, questions, and dialogue. Hosted by The Energeia Partnership & Health & Welfare Council of Long Island.

The proposed New York City budget and its impact on low-income New Yorkers

March 6, 2012, Manhattan. The Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network at its monthly meeting hosted FPI’s James Parrott, who reviewed the projected impacts of the Mayor’s proposal, the interaction between the City and State executive budgets, and the economic factors affecting projected revenue, etc. Useful for anyone involved in city budget advocacy, or who wants to understand more about how funding for social programs fits in to a broader context. At the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

The impact of the New York State budget on local governments

February 29, 2012, Albany. Frank Mauro of the Fiscal Policy Institute and Robert Ward of the Rockefeller Institute spoke at a meeting of city, county and village managers from throughout New York State hosted by the New York State City/County Management Association.

Training on Immigration and the Economy

February 15, 2012, Old Westbury. This training with David Dyssegaard Kallick prepared advocates to host their own presentations related to the economic research in the report New Americans on Long Island: A Vital Sixth of the Economy. Topics included how to construct a presentation, how to effectively address an audience, and how to become comfortable talking about economics, with or without previous experience with the subject.

What Makes You American?

January 21, 2012, Centereach. A symposium on immigration on Long Island. Participants learned the facts about immigration on Long Island and how to take action. Immigrants’ contributions to the economy, reasons for migration, impact of immigration laws, and the human side of immigration. Speakers included: David Dyssegaard Kallick of FPI, Pat Young (CARECEN), Sergio Argueta (Adelphi University), and Yanira Chacón-López (Casa Mary at St. Brigid’s Parish). Organized by the Witness For Peace 2011 Long Island Delegation.