Legislative town hall today

Geoffrey Lawrence

This afternoon I will be participating in a 20-plus person panel discussion at the legislative building in Carson City discussing policy alternatives for policymakers to follow in the current session. The discussion will follow a town hall format and allow audience members to ask questions toward the end. It is open to the public and begins at 3:00 pm in Carson City.

The event will be moderated by Assemblyman Pat Hickey and the other panelists include:

Dr. Ty Cobb
Caole Vilardo
Dr. Heath Morris
Neil Medina
Mary Lau
Dr. Elliot Parker
Chuck Muth
Bob Fulkerson
Tray Abney
Heidi Gansert
Dave Mumke
Assemblywoman Debbie Smith
Danny Thompson
Senator Michael Roberson
Clara Andriola
Jim Pfrommer
Norm Dianda
Assemblyman Ira Hansen
Assemblyman Cresent Hardy
Senator Robert Townsend

Geoffrey Lawrence

Geoffrey Lawrence

Director of Research

Geoffrey Lawrence is director of research at Nevada Policy.

Lawrence has broad experience as a financial executive in the public and private sectors and as a think tank analyst. Lawrence has been Chief Financial Officer of several growth-stage and publicly traded manufacturing companies and managed all financial reporting, internal control, and external compliance efforts with regulatory agencies including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Lawrence has also served as the senior appointee to the Nevada State Controller’s Office, where he oversaw the state’s external financial reporting, covering nearly $10 billion in annual transactions. During each year of Lawrence’s tenure, the state received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Government Finance Officers’ Association.

From 2008 to 2014, Lawrence was director of research and legislative affairs at Nevada Policy and helped the institute develop its platform of ideas to advance and defend a free society.  Lawrence has also written for the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation, with particular expertise in state budgets and labor economics.  He was delighted at the opportunity to return to Nevada Policy in 2022 while concurrently serving as research director at the Reason Foundation.

Lawrence holds an M.A. in international economics from American University in Washington, D.C., an M.S. and a B.S. in accounting from Western Governors University, and a B.A. in international relations from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  He lives in Las Vegas with his beautiful wife, Jenna, and their two kids, Carson Hayek and Sage Aynne.