Duane Goossen, former Kansas budget director, will speak at 7 pm. Oct. 13 at Bethel College Mennonite Church. His presentation is titled, “The Big Issues for Kansas in the 2016 Election.”

Goossen served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors and received the National Association of State Budget Officers’ Gloria Timmer Award for his career achievements. He graduated from Bethel College and holds a master’s degree in the public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Currently, he writes and speaks about the Kansas budget and state finances.

This event is free to the public and hosted by Bluestem Communities Public Policy Committee. Bethel College Mennonite Church is located at 2600 College Ave., North Newton.