I’m happy to confirm that the Task Force’s next meeting will take place in Room 9-040 (Ninth floor, Suite 40) of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The meeting is expected to adjourn at about 6 p.m.
For your planning purposes, we will also meet at the James R. Thompson Center on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 4 p.m. At that time, in addition to our regular business, the Task Force will hear testimony from Professor Jeffrey Liebman and Mr. Ryan Maley, who have graciously agreed to contribute to the Task Force’s understanding of social impact bonds, a promising new approach to government financing of social service programs.
Professor Liebman is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University; an expert on tax and budget policy, social policy, and program evaluation techniques; and a former Acting Deputy Director of President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, he leads the Kennedy School’s social impact bond technical assistance lab. Mr. Maley is a director of the Aurora-based Dunham Fund, which has expressed interest in funding an Illinois social impact bond.
I hope to see you next Wednesday and again on November 27.
Marc J. Lane
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C.