Meetings & Events
Council Meeting Covers Recent Accomplishments, New Directions
October 3, 2011: The Council on Virginia's Future met on October 3, 2011 in the State Capitol to review recent accomplishments in state performance management and to explore the challenges and opportunities for increased economic growth across the Commonwealth.
Presentations included an update on various Council initiatives (including Virginia Performs) and on the state's performance management system; a showcase of 3 highly successful education projects supported by the Productivity Investment Fund; and an analysis by prominent economists of regional economic clusters in Virginia and the key drivers of economic growth.
All materials are offered in PDF format except where noted.
- Meeting Summary (114 k)
- Meeting Agenda ( 128 k)
- Council Update -- Jane Kusiak, Council Executive Director and Ric Brown, Secretary of Finance (2.2 mb)
- Overview of the Productivity Investment Fund (PIF) -- John Ringer, Assoc. Director, Dept. of Planning & Budget (348 k)
- PIF Project 1: Beyond Textbooks -- Dr. Tammy McGraw, Dept. of Education (1.5 mb) | Inkling movie (Quicktime move, 11.9 mb)
- PIF Project 2: VaSTAR Program -- Chuck Drake, Prince William County Schools and Sharon Henry, SPARK (9.8 mb)
- PIF Project 3: Right Where You Are (Distance Learning at ODU) -- Andrew Casiello, Old Dominion University (3.4 mb)
- A National Perspective on Economic Growth -- Prof. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School (2.6 mb)
- A State Perspective on Economic Growth -- Dr. Christine Chmura, Chmura Economics and Analytics (5.2 mb)
- CoVF Update 2011 -- A summary of projects and accomplishments since last Council meeting (2.2 mb)
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Assessing Customer Satisfaction with Virginia Government Services
July 23, 2010: The Customer Service, Performance, Accountability & Transparency Committee of the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring is charged with exploring concrete ways the Commonwealth might improve its services to citizens. A new Futures Forum, Assessing Customer Satisfaction with Virginia Government Services, was developed to help facilitate that process. Representatives from the public and private sectors addressed best practices for gauging customer satisfaction, leading to a broader discussion among all Forum attendees on potential directions the Commonwealth could pursue.