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Tim Gage

Tim Gage

Principal and Co-founder, Blue Sky Consulting Group

Tim Gage spent over 24 years as a fiscal advisor with both houses of the California Legislature and as the Director of the California Department of Finance. In the Legislature, Mr. Gage served as the chief fiscal advisor to the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate and as the chief consultant to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

After leaving Finance, Mr. Gage founded the Blue Sky Consulting Group, a public policy and economics consulting firm. Mr. Gage currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he teaches a graduate class on public financial management and budgeting.

Mr. Gage received his Master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Harvard College.

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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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