Congratulations to 2022 Gruenberg Honoree Dr. Kent Gardner!

Congratulations to 2022 Gruenberg Honoree Dr. Kent Gardner!

In case you needed another reason to attend this year’s GRA Conference July 24-27, we are so pleased to announce that CGR Principal and Chief Economist Dr. Kent Gardner has been selected as the 2022 Gruenberg Award winner for his extraordinary contributions to the field of government research and the GRA itself. Kent is a past President, Vice President and Secretary of GRA and has worked at CGR since 1991. Kent’s knowledge and impact is rivaled only by his willingness to share his expertise with others and serve as a mentor to younger researchers. Get your tickets today and join us as we toast the career and accomplishments of everyone’s favorite economist!

Panel leads for the conference are busily organizing a fantastic lineup and are adding speakers daily. You can find the draft agenda for the event on the GRA website. We are also excited to announce keynote speaker Bruce Katz, urban policy expert and Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University.

Still need more convincing? Jeff Hornstein and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia are planning a fantastic rooftop reception to open the conference, a taste of Philadelphia cuisine beyond the Philly cheese steak and a not-to-be-missed tour of the Delaware River Waterfront. Get your tickets here and make your hotel reservations here. Friday, July 1st is your last chance to get the special conference rate of $189/night, so get those reservations in!

Finally, check out this article for more about how the Philadelphia Economy League and Citizens Research Council of Michigan have been working together on programming for GPLEX (aka the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange), which is heading to Detroit in October.

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