Managing the City: Honoring the Career of Professor Sylvester Murray - Reception

This special two-day event offers a great opportunity to reflect on the career of Professor Sylvester Murray, who has had a long and distinguished career in the practice of city management and scholarly study of public administration. 

For a number of years, the Levin College was his scholarly home. During that time, Professor Murray taught and mentored an amazing number of students who have shaped the study and practice of city and public administration. The Levin College’s high ranking in city management and local government is in no small part a result of Professor Murray’s standing and influence in public administration and city management. While our rankings remain high and our students stellar, we have once again returned our focus to city management. This is especially critical as we face globalization (and increasing urbanization), a maturing public-sector workforce, the press of technology, an aging infrastructure, and the question of diversity in all the foregoing.

Monday, March 25
Our conference will be preceded by a reception on the evening of Monday, March 25, where a small panel of Professor Murray’s former Levin students and colleagues will discuss his impact on the field. Light refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, March 26
The conference opens with a plenary in which Professor Murray will reflect on his career guided by two interviewers. Three panel discussion sessions will follow: Contemporary Challenges Facing Mayors and City Managers; Innovation from the Ground Up; and a luncheon panel on Educating Future Public Administrators and City Managers. Lunch will be provided.

A full conference program including a listing of all panelists is forthcoming.

Monday, March 25 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Glickman-Miller Hall (Urban Building), Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2105

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Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs






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