Mark Funkhouser, president of Funkhouser & Associates, is a municipal finance expert who has spent decades in government service. As the mayor of Kansas City during the Great Recession, Mark made the tough choices to put his city on the path to fiscal sustainability. That experience, his long tenure as an auditor and his most recent post as the publisher of Governing magazine have made him a trusted and credible advisor to government officials across the country. Mark holds a master’s degree in social work from West Virginia University, an M.B.A. from Tennessee State University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and urban sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
The opening plenary will contain welcoming conference remarks and two sessions – First, Mark Funkhouser will present on Government Finance and Audit in the New, New Normal. Second, Margie Bastolla will present on Appreciative Leadership: Encouraging the Best in Everyone.
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