Local Government Innovation & Redesign

To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has partnered with state associations to create the Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide and host a yearly Local Government Innovations Awards ceremony.

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Gary DeCramer 1944 - 2012


The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has lost a shining light. Dr. Gary DeCramer, Director of the Humphrey School's Masters of Public Affairs program, passed away suddenly on March 7, 2012. Our faculty and students mourn Gary's extraordinary wisdom and kindness. He was a thoughtful man in every sense of the word. We are lucky, indeed, to have known and loved him.


I was saddened to learn about Gary's sudden death. Among the many things I will remember him for is the shot of confidence he gave me at a time when things were not going so well for me. Part of what made him wise is that he undrestood the dynamics of defeat as well as recovery. I'll miss him. I feel sorry for his wife and daughter.

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