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.
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.
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.
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.