Vermont Senator Diane Snelling to Speak on Results Based Accountability at Johannesburg, South Africa Summit

October 2, 2014 – State Senator Diane Snelling, a recognized leader in Results Based AccountabilityTM (RBA), has been invited to speak at the RBA Africa Summit held October 8-10 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sen. Snelling, who represents Chittenden County and resides in Hinesburg, Vt., will be presenting "Using RBA in Law and Policy -The Vermont Story” in collaboration with colleagues, Frank Farrow, Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, D.C., and Scott Johnson, Executive Director of the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville. Hillary Boone, Program Manager at Benchmarks for a Better Vermont will also be presenting at RBA Africa.

The international RBA Summit is focused on sharing leadership ideas to improve population level outcomes using Results Based AccountabilityTM as described by Mark Friedman in his book, Trying Hard Isn't Good Enough. The RBA Africa Summit is produced by the Results Leadership Group, Accelerating Performance, and United Way Africa.

The Using RBA in Law and Policy seminar will include an overview of the successful legislation S.293, which became Act 186. Sen. Snelling sponsored the law which incorporates agreement among the legislature, the administration and community partners on the priority of eight public-policy outcomes. The new law also creates a process for developing systematic performance measurement of programs to better understand the impact of every public dollar spent.

About Sen. Diane Snelling

Diane Snelling, a Vermont State Senator for 13 years, has served as chair, vice chair, and co-chair of the Joint Legislative Government Accountability Committee since it was formed in 2008. The committee has worked with many partners to advance the discussion of more effective and accountable government. Also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Snelling is recognized as a leader in seeking better outcomes for Vermonters. For more information, visit