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Who cares about CARES? What we can learn from spending on meat, cheese and other fun(d) stories from the CARES Act
The CARES Act money has been spent and information for how the money was spent is available now, but who cares? WE do! And so should you.

How did communities spend their money? What spending categories topped the list? What were the weirdest justifications submitted? What lessons learned, hidden gems and bold-faced facts can we glean from this data to inform the future (ARPA, IIJA and the Great Resignation)? In short, the highs and lows of the CARES Act spending!

If you are an advocate for building high-performance government, or just a trivia junkie in search of a good fun fact, this delightful and informative one-hour webinar is for you. The session features a fun-spirited deep dive into the lessons from analysis of nearly 200,000 rows of data submitted as justification for how CARES Act funding was spent. Nick and Liz did the digging and analysis, you get the benefit!

Sustainovation author and government innovation coach Nick Kittle, and fiscal policy expert and national journalist Liz Farmer, combine talents to tell a compelling, data-driven story in this one-hour event.

A big shout-out to our sponsors Cartegraph, Polco and ResourceX for their support of this webinar and building great government!

Jan 31, 2022 09:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Liz Farmer
Fiscal policy expert and nationally recognized writer @Long Story Short
Liz Farmer is a fiscal policy expert and nationally recognized writer covering the many ways state and local governments spend our taxpayer money. She authors the weekly newsletter Long Story Short, is a regular contributor to Forbes and Route Fifty, and is a research fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s Future of Work Research Center. In addition to writing, Liz is a consultant at Funkhouser & Associates. Sign up for Long Story Short or learn more: https://www.farmersfieldonline.com
Nick Kittle
Government Performance and Innovation Coach @Sustainovation
Nick is the author of the best-selling local government book “Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time,” and spent the last 15 years in government, most recently as a Chief Innovation Officer. In the last four years, Nick has brought the message of Sustainovation to 80 communities across the country and continues to help reshape government thinking. During his time in local government, his teams won three national awards for innovation and he founded one of the first five innovation offices in the country. Nick now helps other communities create their own innovation offices and unlock their employees’ potential. Nick trains, keynotes and consults about building Sustainovation and High-Performance Government across the country—and in his main time, he is a father, husband, artist, photographer, adventurer, BBQ champ and avid disc golfer. Connect with Nick on LinkedIn or visit www.sustainovation.us to learn more.