Senior Policy Advisor
Neil Bomberg is NARC’s Senior Policy Advisor and focuses his work on ensuring that the issues important to regions and the local governments they represent are heard in Congress and the Administration. Neil’s issue areas include budget and appropriations, human services, health care, workforce development, and economic and community development.
Before joining NARC, Neil worked at the National Association of Counties and National League of Cities for more than 26 years, where he focused on labor and employment, and human development, respectively.
More From Neil
After more than a year of negotiations, the Senate appears to have moved closer to an agreement on disaster funding for Puerto Rico, Florida, and California. Sadly, it is likely that the debate around how much the federal government should spend to respond to the impacts of disasters on states, counties, cities, and regions will continue as more and more data suggest that climate change and weather-related disasters are likely to be on-going and have more severe consequences than previously thought.
In times of very low unemployment, the need for an effective and well-funded federal job training system may be greatest. This is the first of a two-part series on workforce development: Keep an eye out next week for the second article: Why a Regional Job Training System Makes the Most Sense.