Making Government Work Amid the Discord: Lessons from a former mayor who brought people together to get things done.




Free Public Lecture with Ralph Becker, former Salt Lake City Mayor and former House Minority Leader in the Utah State House of Representatives.

With divisiveness and discord on the rise, finding ways to get things done in government has become not only more challenging but also a critical necessity. In this second lecture of the annual Leading Voices in Collaborative Governance Lecture Series, Ralph Becker will share insights from his experience bringing people together to implement solutions addressing complex issues such as homelessness, clean air, and transportation – efforts which have garnered national attention. The event is sponsored by the Collaborative Governance Graduate Certificate, part of PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, and bythe Association of Oregon Counties, City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Prosper Portland, and State of Oregon's Department of Administrative Services.