Planning is well under way for the 16th Oregon Leadership Summit, set for December 3, 2018, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Summit will culminate a year’s worth of work on the Oregon Business Plan Fiscal Initiative. Following a statewide listening tour in the spring with community leaders and policy makers, Business Plan policy teams have been shaping proposals on reforms for PERS, public employee health coverage, and revenue, as well as needed investments in education that can be made through cost savings and tax code changes. Those proposals will be vetted on a follow-up statewide tour, refined, approved by the Business Plan Steering Committee, and presented at the Summit.
This year’s event will build on the question asked last year, Is Oregon Future Ready? Fiscal reforms address various parts of that question: how well we prepare our young for changes in work and life that are fast evolving, whether we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that inhibit equal opportunity, how we can make our economy more competitive and grow well paying jobs.
We’re still honing policy documents, shaping the agenda, and lining up speakers and panelists. As plans firm up, we’ll be updating this page, providing email updates, and going live with the registration site.