2016 GRA Policy Conference Speaker Bios

joe_adamsJoe Adams is the research coordinator for the PARCA. He came from the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University (MSU) where he worked with state and local governments to improve operations. He has taught more …

Videos from 2013 GRA Policy Conference

The 2013 GRA Policy Conference was a great success.  Thank you once again to the Public Policy Forum for hosting the conference, assembling good panels, bringing in the Governor, and a very good keynote speaker for the awards banquet (we …

2013 Annual GRA Policy Conference in Milwaukee


July 28-31

Come to Brew City for the annual Governmental Research Association policy conference.In addition toprovocative panel discussions and nationally known keynote speakers, this year’s conference will feature great beer, fun summer festivals, world class museums, and …

GRA Reporter November 2012

The November recap of activity in the GRA organizations is available.  Some of the highlights include papers on school funding in Alabama and Utah and infrastructure needs in Illinois.  See the Recap

GRA comes to New Orleans this spring!

April 29-May 2

Celebrate spring in New Orleans at the Governmental Research Association’s annual policy conference! Topics on tap include:

  • The New Orleans charter school experience
  • Strategies to address urban blight
  • States’ responses to the Affordable Care Act
  • Economic development