ALN Newsletter 13 July 2021

This week’s ALN Th@4 on July 15 will feature a chat between Yvonne Carney from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, who is helping to revise ISO 55001, and Mike Bordenaro, ALN Director, Communication. As always, see more in People and register at this link.


Yvonne Carney is Director of Strategic Performance at WSSC Water, a public utility in Maryland that provides water and wastewater services to 1.8 million residents of Montgomery and Prince Georges counties. She is responsible for facilitating the development of WSSC Water’s Strategic Plan and champions the use of data and risk analysis to drive decision-making across the utility. Prior to WSSC Water, she was Director of Performance Improvement at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C. Ms. Carney is volunteering on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO 55001. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Houston and a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in Enterprise Risk Management, Infrastructure Asset Management and Change Management.


Rethink the Federal Footprint

The National Academy of Public Administration is holding a web program titled “The Future of the Federal Workplace in the Post Pandemic Era” on July 15 at 11 am Eastern. Norman Dong is moderating the discussion, which will touch on implications of OMB Memorandum M 21-25, which provides guidance to agencies as they plan to return employees back to the workplace. The panel will consider how increased telework and remote work can enhance an agency’s ability to recruit and retain talent across the country. The discussion will also examine issues of equity, organizational dynamics, and agency performance as the Federal government prepares its workplace strategy for the post-pandemic era. Learn more and register at this link.


Urban Wealth Funds

Government Finance Officers Association has published a 12-page paper titled “Putting Public Assets to Work: Examining the Potential of Urban Wealth Funds for North American Cities.” Written by former ALN keynote speaker Dag Detter and Shayne Kavanagh as part of the Rethinking Revenue Project, the paper advocates the use of Urban Wealth Funds for municipalities and other local governments. The concept is to better government assets to generate measurably increased revenue that can be used for specifically designated purposes. The paper cites examples and provides concepts for implementation. Find the paper at this link.

Upcoming Events


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July 15 –

Yvonne Carney, Director of Strategic Performance at WSSC Water

July 29 –

Shelly Culbertson, Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation