State Leadership Summit

A unique policy dialogue is a state leadership summit, which brings together state and local policymakers, leaders of different domains and business communities, and other key stakeholders. The unit works with all parties to provide a neutral common ground that supports candid, goal-oriented policy dialogues among state and concerned leaders. Summit topics range from costs, access to technology, citizens’ participation and economic development.

The summits help answer these key questions:

  • What are the state's major priorities?

  • How can public and private institutions forge new partnerships with their communities to better address them?

Working together to seriously address their shared concerns, trustees, chief executives, policymakers, business leaders, and other stakeholders can forge a shared public agenda for education, health, public utility services, employment and management of natural resources--and an action plan to implement that agenda. By laying the groundwork for and facilitating state leadership summits, the public policy unit helps communities find the tools they need to meet their unique social, environment and economic challenges.