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Funding the Future

Tuesday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 20
Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

Local government leaders will have an opportunity to learn more about innovative ways to fund critical building projects at an educational symposium the Institute of Government will host in November.

 

Who should attend?

The Funding the Future symposium will provide expert guidance on funding infrastructure projects for local government managers, finance officers, department heads and public works directors using traditional and alternative methods of financing.

Sessions

The symposium will feature sessions with Institute of Government faculty and infrastructure specialists from the private sector.

The capital infrastructure symposium will provide an overview of challenges facing local governments in keeping pace with demands on infrastructure. Panelists will discuss with participants key components of a capital improvement program (CIP) policy and debt management policy as well as discuss traditional methods of financing infrastructure needs. Participants also will be exposed to private financing of public infrastructure, the legal landscape of such arrangements and discuss examples of such arrangements in Georgia.

Agenda

Tuesday, November 19

  • Capital Improvement Programs & Planning

John Hulsey, Faculty at Carl Vinson Institute of Government

  • Debt Management: A Policy Discussion

John Hulsey, Faculty at Carl Vinson Institute of Government

  • Traditional Financing Methods

Jim Monacell; Ansly P. Moyer; and Benjamin J. Brooks at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

  • Private Financing of Public Infrastructure

Mark de St. Aubin at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Wednesday, November 20

  • Legal Landscape: Privately Financed Infrastructure

Mark de St. Aubin at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

  • Georgia Examples of Private Resources Used in Public Infrastructure

The first panel will discuss Fulton County Airport & Majestic Realty.

Barry McCabe, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel at Majestic Realty Co. and Anna Roach, Chief Operating Officer at Fulton County.

The second panel will discuss Athens Downtown Parking Deck.

David Lynn, Co-Director with Athens-Clarke DDA and former Commissioner of Athens-Clarke County; John Culpepper, former Finance Director at Athens-Clarke County; and Eugene Bryant, Esq. with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Speakers

Funding the Future Speakers

Funding the Future Speakers

Details

  • Lodging: A room block is being held at the Georgia Center Hotel. Rooms are $104 per night and are available Nov. 18 and 19.

  • Meals: Continental breakfast and snacks will be offered both days. Lunch is included on Nov. 19.

  • Registration: $225 per person. Register online.


Professional Credit Hours

Professional development hours are available for different professional fields.

Attorneys

Participants are eligible for 9 hours of CLE from the State Bar of Georgia. Georgia attorneys will need to pay a CLE fee directly to the state bar to receive CLE credit.

Accounting Professionals

Participants will earn 12.5 CPE or 12 CEU credits.

Field of Study:  Finance; Business Law

The capital infrastructure symposium will provide an overview of challenges facing local governments in keeping pace with demands on infrastructure. Panelists will discuss with participants key components of a capital improvement program (CIP) policy and debt management policy as well as discuss traditional methods of financing infrastructure needs. Participants will also be exposed to private financing of public infrastructure, the legal landscape of such arrangements, and discuss examples of such arrangements in Georgia. 

At the end of this session, the participant should be able to: recall the key components of a CIP and debt management policy, identify funding options/strategies for capital improvements, discuss the advantages/disadvantages of privately financed infrastructure, recall Georgia law as it relates to privately financed infrastructure, and cite examples of public private partnerships in Georgia.  

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? This course is for local government professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a local government’s finances.  

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Live

 

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