Oregon Business Plan Update – Nov 2011

Oregon Business Plan Update – Nov 2011

State Budget Reform: Time to Deliver

9th Oregon Leadership Summit,

December 12-13, 2011, Oregon Convention Center

Since 2002 the Oregon Business Plan has provided the framework for Oregon’s business, elected, and community leaders to work together on ideas, policies, and concrete actions to strengthen Oregon’s economy. The Oregon Leadership Summit is the place where Business Plan initiatives are presented and discussed for adoption in new state policy and legislation.

This year, state budget reform is central to the summit agenda. A struggling economy shrinks revenues available for public services and threatens disinvestment in education vital to Oregon’s economic future. We must budget better to do more with less.

Join us December 12 at the Oregon Convention Center to learn more about the fiscal reforms embraced by the Governor and Legislature this past year. There will also be special follow-up summit work sessions the next day, December 13, at the Convention Center to focus more closely on implementing key reforms in education, health care, and other state services that will help Oregon do more with less during these fiscally challenging times.

More details and registration information are posted below.

An updated agenda for both days of the Leadership Summit is available at www.oregonleadershipsummit.org <http://www.oregonleadershipsummit.org/> .

Here’s the overview:

December 12, 2011. The Oregon Leadership Summit

This year’s summit will update regional jobs and economic development opportunities, review progress on Business Plan initiatives over the past year such as education and healthcare reform, look at how we can support job growth in our key industries, and consider proposals to help us achieve our job creation and income goals. We’ll hear from our elected leaders on these issues, with remarks from U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely, Governor Kitzhaber, Senate President Peter Courtney, and Co-Speakers Bruce Hanna and Arnie Roblan.

December 13, 2011. Policy Work Sessions on Education, Health Care, and Budgeting for Outcomes

These sessions will take up the challenge of how to improve education and health care, how these issues are interconnected in state budgeting, and how budgeting reform can play a key role in education and health care reform – and in better delivery of other public services. This will be a hands-on workshop especially valuable for legislators and stakeholders.