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349 E. High Street
Room 218, MSC1102A
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056-2807

township dayThe Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs engages in applied public policy and management research, technical assistance services, and training and education in the areas of public management and capacity building, local government economic development, planning, and public program evaluation and policy research. The Center’s primary efforts are student-centered research and assistance projects with small/non-metropolitan cities, villages, townships, and counties in Ohio. Center projects are initiated upon request from local governments or by Center staff. The Center is housed in the Department of Political Science at Miami University.

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FEBRUARY 2015 – News and Highlights

ncmgThe Center was again an active participant in the Ohio Township Association Winter Conference. The 2015 conference was held January 28-31 at the Convention Center in Columbus, OH. In addition to our information booth, the Center presented a variety of OTA Leadership Academy courses during the conference. POL students Andrew Geisler (BA/MA), Aubrey Hale (BA), Kurt Hodges (MA), Jordan Lewis (MA), Sarah-Christin Mueller (BA/MA), and Brittany Utz (BA/MA) represented the best and the brightest that the CPMRA and Miami has to offer.

L to R: Andrew Geisler, Jordan Lewis, Dr. Russo, Tom Willsey (OTA President),
Aubrey Hale, Brittany Utz, and Kurt Hodges

ncmgThe Center is in the news regarding the role higher education plays in developing civic engagement. Read more here...

ncmgThe Center recently completed a community survey for the City of Springboro. The project began in July with the final report delivered in November. The project team included five Miami undergraduate students. This is the third time the Center has worked with Springboro as a longitudinal database is being collected for city here to read final report (PDF).

ncmgThe Center congratulates the 2015 Ohio Public Leader Fellows: Madison Berry, Haley Bodager, Brent Center, Jonathan Fox, Allison Hall, Caren Kay, Paige Melton, Ryan Muzzarelli, Kevin Schrock, and Anna Swanson. These students will serve their fellowships in January during the 2015 Winter term.

ncmgWatch the video about and including the 2014 Ohio Public Leaders Fellows...

Township Sourcebooks...order yours today!

ncmgDo you have the CPMRA's very popular Township Sourcebook series? Submit your order forms to the OTA today!

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