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Gov. Martin O’Malley to Speak at Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum in Houston

Former Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who ran for president in 2016, and Realty News Report Editor Ralph Bivins at the Sustainability Symposium in Orlando.

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Texas-based Realty News Report Editor Ralph Bivins at the Green Builder Sustainability Symposium in Orlando in January 2017.

HOUSTON – Martin O’Malley, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year,  will be speaking in Houston next week at the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research forum.

The Forum will be held 6:30 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet on Wednesday Feb. 15.

O’Malley served as the 61st governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and the 47th mayor of Baltimore from 1999 until 2007.

His time in office was marked by a steadfast commitment to data-driven decision-making. As mayor, he introduced CitiStat, a performance-based management system that produced dramatic improvements in city services and efficiency, and today, serves as a model for cities across the world.

As governor, he continued to demonstrate results-driven leadership with the introduction of StateStat and BayStat, a system which has since inspired other systems, including EPA’s ChesapeakeStat program. As Mayor he was awarded the Innovations in Government Award from the Harvard Kennedy School and in 2009, Governing Magazine named O’Malley Public Official of the Year for his ability to “improve performance by measuring what [states] do and relentlessly monitoring their progress.”

Enabled by new technologies such as geographic information systems, common platforms and the Internet, O’Malley successfully recaptured the trust of the citizens of Baltimore and Maryland. This new way of governing that he helped develop is a model for improving quality of life and promises a more effective way of governing at every level.

Editor’s Comment: This will be an excellent forum. I recommend it. – Ralph Bivins, Editor, Realty News Report 

Feb. 5, 2017 Realty News Report Copyright 2017


One comment

  1. He could beat Trump.

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