Board of Directors

IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives of five national associations representing city, county, and state level governments.  This means that the work of IBTS is directly informed by elected and appointed officials, providing IBTS with unique insight into the needs, challenges, and priorities of the public sector.

Craig Thurmond
Broken Arrow, OK
National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. NLC’s members consist of elected municipal officials.

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Victoria A. Reinhardt
Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Ramsey County, MN
National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo serves county governments by bringing together county officials to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Krista Lillis, AICP
Board Member

Senior Program Manager, Energy and Sustainability
Office of Facilities Maintenance and Management
Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Council of State Governments

The Council of State Governments (CSG), founded in 1933, is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG members include state officials.

Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq.
Board Member

Legal Advisor
State of CT Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors. NGA represents governor’s offices of the 55 states, territories, and commonwealths of the United States.

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. ICMA represents city and county managers across the country.

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