Christiana McFarland

Research Director
National League of Cities

Christiana K. McFarland is the Research Director of the National League of Cities where she manages the organization’s research agenda, survey research, trend analysis and research partnerships. She has been with NLC since 2001, and prior to her post as Research Director, launched NLC’s finance and economic development program, focused on strengthening city leadership in economic development, workforce development, data efforts and municipal finance.  Christy is the principal author of NLC’s annual City Fiscal Conditions report, and has been published in applied research journals including Economic Development Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Urban Affairs Review, Public Sector Digest, International Public Management Review, and Canadian Journal of Regional Science.  She has a BA in Political Science and Economics and Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in urban planning/economic development from Virginia Tech.

Christiana McFarland will be speaking at:

Making Data Work for Your City: Identifying Cost-Savings and Improving Services

- 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,

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