Jonathan Walters is a staff correspondent for Governing magazine. He has covered state and local public policy and administration for the past 20 years, writing on topics ranging from civil service reform to welfare reform.
Currently his focus is on public sector management and change management in state and local government, with an emphasis on workforce development and strategic workforce planning. Besides Governing, Mr. Walters has written for such publications as the Washington Post and USA Today. He is the author of the Pioneer Institute's White Paper, Toward a High-Performance Workplace; Fixing Civil Service in Massachusetts; and also Is There Life After Civil Service?, published by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government. He is also author of the book Measuring Up; Governing's Guide to Performance Measurement for Geniuses (and Other Public Managers).
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1977 with a degree in English. He currently resides in Ghent, New York, where he is an active member of the Ghent Volunteer Fire Company and where he also serves as co-chairman of the Ghent Planning Board.