Jayce Farmer

Assistant Professor of Governance
Expertise: Public finance, Urban affairs, State and local government policy, Regional governance

Biography

Jayce Farmer is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests and expertise include public finances, state and local government administration, urban affairs and issues, and public policy. He has more than a decade of experience in public fiscal administration, having worked as a policy and budget analyst for local governments in Florida. His budgeting experience includes coordinating and managing the capital budget process for the City of Tallahassee, Florida, as well as overseeing the implementation of several large government funds.

Farmer's experience also includes providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions in Central Texas in their efforts to enhance services for their citizens. In 2016, he conducted several citizen satisfaction surveys for local communities that provided valuable feedback to community leaders. These ongoing surveys are set to provide benchmarking tools for local governments throughout this region. Additionally, his experience in addressing local government issues has also led him to conduct workshops that have allowed him to advise appointed and elected local leaders on how to develop more effective working relationships.

In addition to his practical experience, he conducts research on a wide variety of local government policy and fiscal issues that has been published in several academic journals including: Public Budgeting and Finance, Urban Affairs Review, Public Performance & Management Review, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Florida State University

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Jayce Farmer In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 14, 2019
The city of Las Vegas plans to hold open about 85 nonessential positions to save $10 million — and dodge the kind of sweeping layoffs that struck the city a decade ago — in preparation for the next economic downturn.
Las Vegas Review Journal
February 4, 2019
The city of Las Vegas plans to hold open about 85 nonessential positions to save $10 million — and dodge the kind of sweeping layoffs that struck the city a decade ago — in preparation for the next economic downturn.
KSNV-TV: News 3
January 24, 2019
As the government shutdown stretches into its 32nd day, 800,000 federal workers, including more than 3,000 people in Nevada, are facing another payless payday on Friday, Jan. 25.

Articles Featuring Jayce Farmer

Jayce Farmer
Campus NewsJanuary 27, 2017
The public policy professor discusses trust for politicians, the influence of social media, and the state's next legislative session.