Barrett and Greene

Special Project Consultants

Over the course of nearly thirty years, Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, principals of Barrett and Greene, Inc. have done much-praised analysis, research and writing about state and local governments. Described by Peter Harkness, founder of Governing magazine as “by far the most experienced journalists in the country covering public performance,” they pioneered “grading the cities, counties, and states” in management. Related to that work, they founded the Government Performance Project.

They are special projects consultants for the Volcker Alliance, columnists and senior advisors at Route Fifty, columnists and advisors for the Government Finance Officers Association, visiting fellows at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, senior advisors at the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago and fellows in the National Academy of Public Administration. Greene has been named chair of The Center for Accountability and Performance at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

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Press Coverage

The Bond Buyer
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Route Fifty
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sunday, April 26, 2020