Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 3rd
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Kate Nass, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Oregon Department of Administrative Services & NASBO 2021-2022 President

National Economic Outlook: Implications For States
Rick Mattoon
, Vice President and Regional Executive, Detroit Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Most economic forecasts predict the US will have a vigorous expansion in 2021 as the pandemic recedes and more normal economic activity is restored.  Are there any risks to this outlook?  Will expansion continue into 2022?  Will fast growth trigger inflation?  Finally, can state governments position themselves to take advantage of this pattern of economic growth?

Wednesday, August 4th
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern

Covid-19 Response: States’ Strategic Use Of Federal Aid Funding

Chris Spencer, Director, Florida Office of Policy & Budget
Bethany Wicksall, Deputy State Budget Director, Michigan State Budget Office
Jonathan Womer, Director, Rhode Island Office of Management & Budget

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has provided a historic amount of aid to states. This aid came in many forms – enhancements to existing programs and the creation of new programs – and has varying requirements and spend-by dates. This session will focus on how states are optimizing various funding streams, managing the spikes in spending, and planning to transition when the dollars expire. 

Thursday, August 5th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

A Discussion On Budget Processes In The States

Kathryn White, Director of Budget Process Studies, NASBO
John Hicks, Director, Kentucky Office of State Budget Director
Tariq Shabazz
, Deputy Director, New Jersey Office of Management & Budget
Bran Shim
, Assistant Secretary & Budget Director, Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration & Finance

State budget processes played a significant role in how states responded to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, including how they took action to address budget shortfalls, made decisions about spending federal funds, and more. This session will highlight budget practices as reported in NASBO’s 2021 Budget Processes in the States report, followed by a panel discussion with state speakers on revenue forecasting processes, gubernatorial budget authorities, rainy day fund policies, and other tools used to manage budgets.

Week 2 - Agenda

Tuesday, August 10th
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern

Business Meeting 

Kate Nass
, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Oregon Department of Administrative Services & NASBO 2020-2021 President


Update From A Ratings Agency: The Current Credit Environment & Trends In State Debt

Nicholas Samuels, Senior Vice President, Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service 

This session will examine trends in state credit through the pandemic, the outlook for credit after COVID-19, debt and pension trends, and credit focus on environmental, social, and governance.

Thursday, August 12th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Promoting Equity with State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Speakers from the U.S. Department of Treasury

The U.S. Treasury’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund interim final rule and reporting guidance emphasize the important role of equity in economic recovery in order to respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19 and address the historical inequities that caused the pandemic to disproportionately impact underserved communities. Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury will discuss how states can promote equity in their pandemic recovery efforts and how the reporting process will measure progress.



NASBO members can attend for free!
(all employees in governors' executive budget offices)

Friends of NASBO can attend for
$250 for entire meeting or $50 per session.
(federal/other state government, non-profits, education groups)
Invoice emailed after registration; check or credit card payments accepted.

Private Sector Employees can only attend with a confirmed meeting sponsorship.
(To confirm a sponsorship contact Lauren Cummings.)


Platinum Sponsors

Anthem AON FTI Consulting Infor Maximus Moody'sUKG

Silver Sponsors

3MAccentureAltriaDeloitteHumanaIntuitNICPFMUnited Healthcare

Bronze Sponsors

Alvarez & MarsalAmplifundCentene CGICNSILexisNexisMercerOpenGovOracleS&P Global RatingsWorkiva