Public Speaking

Some Recent Speeches/​Presentations:




How to Write and Book and Get it Published
Featured Speaker
(Presentation and Discussion)
at the
Writers' Network Workshop
Sponsored by the Meriden Writers' Network
and the Meriden Public Library
(Meriden, CT, November, 2016)

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From Military Service to Public Service:
Thanks to the G.I. Bill
Presentation
(Presentation and Discussion)
at the
15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Sponsored by
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, November, 2016)
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Preparing a Professional Resume
Guest Speaker
(Presentation and Discussion)
Interview Skills Workshop
Sponsored by
Toastmasters Club and Career Development Center
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, November, 2016)

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City Government Structure and Functions
Featured Speaker
(Presentation and Discussion)
Your Government and You Seminar Series
Meriden Public Library
(Meriden, CT, April, 2014)

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Communities, Campuses, and Sustainability:
Best and Evolving Practices

Featured Speaker
(Presentation and Discussion)
Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference
Lowell Conference Center
University of Massachusetts
(Lowell, MA, April, 2014)

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Town and Gown Relations: Best and Evolving Practices
Featured Speaker
(Presentation and Discussion)
Uni-Town Network Conference
(For Countries in the European Union)
University of Ferrara
(Ferrara, Italy, October, 2013)

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Town and Gown Relations:
A Handbook of Best Practices

Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
Friends of the Library
(Meriden, CT, June, 2013)

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Cities Going Green, Cities and Nature, and Cities and Water
Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
33rd Annual Downriver Classic Canoe and Kayak Race
Sponsored by the
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
(Meriden, CT, May, 2013)

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Homeland Security in America:
Past, Present, and Future

Keynote Speaker
Association of Contingency Planners
(Connecticut Chapter)
(Northeast Utilities, Berlin, CT, May, 2013)

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Documents of American Democracy,
How American Government Works,
Model Government Charters, and
Local Government Election Practices

Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
Sponsored by Civics First
(City Hall, Hartford, CT, April, 2013)

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The Great Connecticut High School Debate
Judge
Annual High School Debate Competition
(Sponsored by Civics First)
Senate Chambers, State Capitol
(Hartford, CT, April, 2013)

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Navigating Change and Buildign Community
PLA Leadership Academy
(Mentor and Coach)
Public Library Association
American Library Association
International City/​County Management Association
(Chicago, IL, March, 2013)

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Town and Gown Relations:
The Politics of Cities and Colleges
Urban and Regional Economic Development
(Special Presentation)
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, March, 2013)

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Town and Gown Relations:
Jobs and Revenues Created by College Campuses
Fiscal Mangement for Local Government
(Special Presentation)
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, December, 2012)

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Working With Public Labor Unions to
Balance Budgets in Hard Economic Times
Personnel Administration and Labor Relations Graduate Seminar
(Guest Lecturer)
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, July, 2012)

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The Municipal Budget Crunch:
A Handbook for Professionals
Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
Friends of the Library
(Meriden, CT, June, 2012)

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Revitalizing Downtowns in the 21st Century:
Lessons from North America
Program for Senior Managers from Fujian Province
(Speaker and Discussion)
Department of Public Management, College of Business
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, July, 2011)

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Managing Government in Hard Economic Times
Program for Senior Managers from Fujian Province
(Speaker and Discussion)
Department of Public Management, College of Business
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, June, 2011)

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Local Government Presentation for Teachers
Civics Education for Teachers Training Program
(Speaker and Discussion)
Civics First and the Connecticut Bar Association
(New Britain, CT, April, 2011)

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The Politics of Balancing Public Budgets
Public Policy Research Graduate Seminar
(Guest Lecturer)
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, April, 2011)

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Documents of American Democracy:
A Collection of Essential Works

Community Book Discussion
(Meet the Author)
Meriden Public Library
(Meriden, CT, June, 2010)

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Documents of American Democracy:
A Collection of Essential Works

Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
Friends of the Library Bookstore
(Meriden, CT, May, 2010)

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The Future of Latin America in 2030
The Millennium Project
(Invited Participant)
Global Futures Studies and Research
(Washington, DC, May, 2010)

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Prudent Options for Balancing Public Budgets
Municipal Budgeting Graduate Seminar
(Guest Lecturer)
Urban Studies Graduate Program
School of Arts and Sciences
Southern Connecticut State University
(New Haven, CT, April, 2010)

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Managing Government in Hard Times
Annual Fall Conference
(Keynote Speaker)
Government Finance Officers Association of New Jersey
(Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2009)

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Libraries, Change, and Community Services
95th Annual Conference
(Discussion Facilitator)
International City/​County Management Association
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September, 2009)

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The Nuts and Bolts of Financial Management, Accounting, and Audits
95th Annual Conference
(Panelist Speaker)
International City/​County Management Association
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September, 2009)

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Local Government Election Practices:
It's Not as Simple as You Might Think

95th Annual Conference
(Discussion Facilitator)
International City/​County Management Association
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September, 2009)

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Is America on the Road to Ruin?
2009 Annual Conference
(Keynote Conference Speech)
Texas Public Power Association
(San Antonio, TX, July, 2009)

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
The Next Steps for Local Government Officials

The Stimulus Package Program
(Keynote Program Speech)
Institute for Professional Development
(Neptune, NJ, June, 2009)

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Cities, Stadiums, and Arenas: The Best Practices
Managing Sports Facilities Graduate Seminar
(Guest Lecturer)
University of New Haven
(West Haven, CT, June, 2009)

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Cities and Sports Stadiums and
Museums, Libraries and Urban Vitality

The Advocate
(Radio Station WXCI)
(A radio talk show that explores issues of regional, national, and international interest)
(A student-run radio station at Western Connecticut State University)
(Danbury, CT, June, 2009)

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Cities in the Future: The Forces of Change
2009 Annual Conference
(Keynote Conference Speech)
Missouri City/​County Management Association
(Lake of the Ozarks, MO, April, 2009)

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Cities and Sports Stadiums: Treating Them As Profit Centers
The Dan Lovallo Show
(Radio Talk Show Interview)
(Radio Stations WDRC, WMMW, WWCO and WSNG)
(An afternoon radio talk show with over 100,000 listeners)
(Hartford, CT, April, 2009)

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Prudent Options to Balance Public Budgets
The Dan Lovallo Show
(Radio Talk Show Interview)
(Radio Stations WDRC, WMMW, WWCO and WSNG)
(An afternoon radio talk show with over 100,000 listeners)
(Hartford, CT, March, 2009)

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Cities, Water, and Planning
Meet the Author
(Discussion and Book Signing)
Friends of the Library Bookstore
(Meriden, CT, March, 2009)

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Cities, Water, and the Future
The Dan Lovallo Show
(Radio Talk Show Interview)
(Radio Stations WDRC, WMMW, WWCO and WSNG)
(An afternoon radio talk show with over 100,000 listeners)
(Hartford, CT, March, 2009)

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Other Speeches and Presentations:

* Institute of Urban & Regional Development, UC, Berkeley
* Capitol Regional Council of Governments
* First International Symposium on Cutback Management
* Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
* Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, U. S. Dept. of Justice
* U. S. Department of Homeland Security
* American Society for Public Administration, CT Chapter
* Connecticut Town and City Management Association
* National Public Admin. Honor Society, University of CT
* International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO
* Distinguished Practitioner Series, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
* The Conference Board
* World Future Society
* League of California Cities
* Australian Institute of Municipal Management
* California Chapter, American Library Association
* Conference of the Great Cities of the Americas
* Junior Statesman Foundation
* California League of Women Voters
* Presidential Interns, Western Region
* U. S. Chamber of Commerce

Recent Professional Article
A description of state-of-the-art town-gown practices.
By compiling these success stories, this handbook makes an excellent resource for anyone seeking to facilitate the restoration of the natural environment within their community.
Town and Gown Relations: A Handbook of Best Practices reflects the changes, best practices, lessons learned, and future challenges in this evolving, dynamic, and ever-changing field. Public and educational officials are increasingly working together on joint projects, where all stakeholders benefit -- citizens and students alike.
This reference work presents 27 key documents from the historic origins of the United States government through its subsequent expansion and evolution.

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