civic innovation project founder LOURDES GERMAN APPOINTED BY
GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER TO THE commonwealth of massachusetts
state governance board
On November 24, 2015, Civic Innovation Project Founder & Director Lourdes German, who also serves as a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Finance and Governance Board. The Board is tasked with promoting transparency, public accountability and adherence to best practices within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from a governance standpoint for the State’s component units, and has a financial focus with respect investments, borrowing or other financial transactions made or entered into by state entities and involving public funds. The Board, which has 5 members appointed by the Governor and State Treasurer, meets monthly and produces an annual report containing recommendations to State Authorities and constitutional officers under state law. Gubernatorial appointees support the Governor in meeting his major obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to a large number of important leadership roles throughout the State, and Lourdes is pleased to serve the Governor for a 4 year term in this important role as the public finance expert on the Board. In addition to serving the Governor in this important role, Lourdes also serves as a Mayoral appointee for the City of Boston, and is currently completing a 5 year term on the City of Boston's board focused on financial and audit matters. View the photo gallery below for a few photos of the swearing in ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House.