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Conference 2017

Enid Slack


Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)

Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) and an Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. IMFG is the only institute of its kind in North America, which focuses exclusively on the fiscal health and governance challenges faced by large cities and city-regions. Enid has written extensively on a range of topics including property taxes, intergovernmental transfers, development charges, financing municipal infrastructure, and municipal governance. Recent publications include Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health (co-edited with Richard Bird) and More Tax Sources for Canada’s Largest Cities: Why, What, and How? (co-authored with Harry Kitchen). Enid consults on municipal finance and governance issues with governments and international agencies such as the World Bank, IMF, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI). In 2012, she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on cities.