Building relationships between the city of Milwaukee and other levels of government will be the topic of the October 17 Policy and a Pint, the La Follette School of Public Affairs after-work speaker and networking series, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison, from 5 to 7 p.m.
2001 La Follette School alum Jennifer Gonda will share stories from the city of Milwaukee's city's intergovernmental relations office, of which she is the new director. The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously confirmed her appointment in July to join Mayor Tom Barrett's cabinet. She has been with the City of Milwaukee since she completed her Master of Public Affairs degree in 2001.
November's "Policy and a Pint" will be Wednesday, November 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Brocach. It will feature the La Follette School's fall writer in residence, Craig Gilbert, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Washington, D.C., bureau chief and national political reporter who will discuss Wisconsin's role in the presidential election.
Series organizer Kate Battiato, the La Follette School's career development coordinator, encourages alumni and friends to turn out for informal discussion and a chance to catch up with classmates. "Policy and a Pint is a great way for people interested in public policy to connect, share ideas and build their professional networks in a low-key setting," she says. "We look forward to seeing everyone."