BGR chief stepping down by end of year; national search underway for new leader
By Ben Myers
Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate
October 6, 2021
Bureau of Governmental Research President and CEO Amy Glovinsky said Wednesday that she will leave the nonprofit organization at the end of the year.
Glovinsky, who led the good government advocacy organization for nearly six years, did not provide a reason for leaving or identify any future plans.
“For the immediate future, I am singularly focused on facilitating the transition to BGR’s next leader. After a brief pause, I will determine where and how I will make my next professional contribution to our community,” Glovinsky said in a news release.
Formed nearly a century ago, BGR issues regular research reports on New Orleans public-policy issues such as city budgeting, taxation and major public-private developments. Under Glovinsky, the group questioned the rationale of a major hotel development by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and came out against a controversial redistribution of property tax millages that would have cut funding to the New Orleans Public Library. The millages, which were backed by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, were voted down.
During Glovinsky’s tenure, BGR published “more than 50 public policy reports on critical issues in Orleans, St. Tammany and Jefferson parishes, with topics including municipal budgets and taxation, infrastructure, public education funding, public pensions, property assessments and accountability for federal pandemic relief funds,” the news release states.
Glovinsky appears to be parting with BGR on good terms, with Board Chairperson Norma Grace stating that Glovinsky’s “transformative leadership” had greatly benefitted the organization. For her part, Glovinsky said she is leaving “with the highest respect for BGR.”
BGR will conduct a national search for its next leader, with the expectation of filling the position in time for Glovinsky’s exit, according to the news release.
Fair Use Notice
This site occasionally reprints copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We make such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of issues and to highlight the accomplishments of our affiliates. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is available without profit. For more information go to: US CODE: Title 17,107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond “fair use,” you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.