Spring Meeting

2021 Spring Meeting

2021 Spring Meeting

Online April 6-14

Week 1

Tuesday, April 6th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

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

National Economic Outlook: Implications For States

Dan White, Director of Public Sector Research, Moody’s Analytics

This session will discuss the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy and the states. What sectors have been hit the hardest? How have economic forecasts evolved over the course of the crisis? What do the latest indicators suggest about the trajectory for economic recovery? What will current economic conditions mean for state revenue forecasts and budgets?

Thursday, April 8th
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern

Fiscal State-Of-The-States

Brian Sigritz, Director of State Fiscal Studies, NASBO
Beth Ashcroft, State Budget Officer, Maine Department of Administrative & Financial Services
Sophia DiCaro, Executive Director, Utah Office of Management & Budget
Amanda Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer, Oklahoma

This session will outline key themes from governors’ fiscal 2022 proposed budgets and state of the state addresses. Budget officers will provide state perspectives on current and future fiscal challenges.  

Week 2

Monday, April 12th
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern

Business Meeting

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

Federal Budget Update & Response to COVID-19

Trinity Tomsic, Deputy Director, Federal Funds Information for States
Charlie Perusse, State Budget Director, North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management
Cris Johnston, Director, Indiana Office of Management & Budget

This session will provide an overview of the President’s fiscal 2022 budget as well as federal funding provided to states and territories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. State speakers will discuss uses of federal assistance to states and other issues related to federal actions.


Wednesday, April 14th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Long-Term Public Health Funding - Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alex Adams, Administrator, Idaho Division of Financial Management
Margaret Kelly
, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health & former State Budget Director
Lauren Larson
, Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning & Budgeting

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly exposed gaps in public health systems and led to an economic crisis across the country. This session will discuss how states' managed public health funding during the pandemic, and states plans for sustaining the system when federal support declines.

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