Ms. Gina M. Raimondo
General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island

On Thursday, January 5, 2012, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research will present its annual Urban Innovator Award as part of its effort to promote effective approaches to improving life in America's cities. The Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership selected Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island General Treasurer, who crafted the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act, as its 2011 Urban Innovator Award winner.

Raimondo's work to define long-term retirement security through extensive public-pension reforms stabilized a financial crisis and garnered national attention for her unique approach to overhauling the state-administered public-employee pension system.

For more information on the Urban Innovator Award please visit:




Raimondo Says She Won't Return Manhattan Institute Award,, 01-19-12
Bloated Union Contracts Have Busted State Budgets, The Fiscal Times, 01-18-12
Rhode Island Treasurer Draws Nationwide Attention with Pension Overhaul, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01-17-12
Gina Raimondo Math Convinces Rhode Island of America's Prospects, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 01-10-12
Pension Reformer Honored, The Bond Buyer, 01-09-12
Rhode Island Miracle Explained, Wall Street Journal, 01-06-12
After Pension Overhaul, RI's Raimondo To Accept 'Urban Innovator' Award in New York, Associated Press, 01-05-12
Democrat Raimondo's Rhode Island Reforms Are Remarkable, Josh Barro, Washington Examiner, 01-05-12
RI Treasurer To Get Urban Innovation Award, Associated Press, 01-05-12
RI Treasurer To Get Innovation Award, WPRI, 01-05-12
Rhode Island Miracle Explained : How A Liberal State Reformed Its Pensions, blog, 01-05-12
Treasurer Raimondo To Get Urban Innovation Award, 630WPRO, 01-05-12
RI Treasurer To Get Urban Innovation Award,, 01-05-12
R.I. Treasurer Raimondo To Accept Conservative Think Tank's Award, Providence Journal, 01-04-12
More National Accolades For Raimondo, WPRI, 12-15-11


*** Reporters interested in learning more about the award please contact Raymond Niemiec, Press Officer, or 646-839-3335 is a project of the Manhattan Institute's Center for State & Local Leadership.
Copyright © 2011 Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. All rights reserved.
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
phone (212) 599-7000 / fax (212) 599-3494