Feb. 18, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Recent economic challenges have caused many municipal projects to fail or be cancelled. Still, notable successes have been achieved when knowledgeable public officials, developers and financial partners have come together to provide winning deal structures.
To advance such creative partnerships in the public interest, the
Arizona State University
School of Public Affairs
is proud to present the
2013 Municipal Finance Challenge
During the event from
March 21-22, 2013
, speakers from teams nationwide that have creatively financed and successfully implemented municipal projects will speak about core principles, best practices, and how to assess risks.
The national conference is the second of the school's annual Financial Markets Boot Camp series. It will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, and is dedicated to public officials, practitioners and academics committed to advancing the field and practice of municipal finance and development.
Program highlights include learning about
's success financing more than
of capital improvement projects using temporary sales taxes and citizen involvement, as well as
ASU's innovative financial partnerships
with the cities of
, and the public sector, to enhance education and business opportunities. Representatives from the Durham Performing Arts Center in
, and the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in
, also will be on hand to share their experiences creating successful deals.
, dean of the College of Public Programs and director of the school, will deliver the opening keynote address, and
, ASU president, will deliver the luncheon keynote.
"Financial capacity in the public sector is the challenge of our times," Koppell said. "Under financial stress and pressure to do more with less, municipalities are entering into evermore complex transactions. These have the potential to deliver tremendous benefits, but, executed poorly, such deals can saddle communities with crippling financial burdens for years."