Municipal Bonds: The Foundation and Future of Infrastructure Finance

May. 16, 2018 , 8:30 am – 10:00 am
NACo/NLC Leadership Center

It is well known that municipal bonds help build our community schools, water systems, police stations and transportation networks. It’s also widely discussed that the municipal bond market provides access to capital for all sizes of state and local governments - it is a sustainable and dependable financial resource to build infrastructure.  However, what is less discussed is that the market for our bonds is more efficient than ever - fueled by technological innovation and transparency.  Join us as we discuss the past and future of financing options available to build public infrastructure. This discussion led by Members of Congress and representatives of state and local governments will examine the role municipal bonds have played in infrastructure development by providing key examples at the local level and how the municipal bond can continue to be the preeminent tool for building and maintaining our future. Panelists are currently being determined, but include:

  • Terry Stone, President-Elect, GFOA, Moderator
  • Pat McCoy, GFOA Past President & Director of Finance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, N.Y.
  • James Nicholson, GFOA Executive Board Member & Director of Finance, City of Pataskala, Ohio
  • Hon. Roy Charles Brooks, NACo President, Commissioner, Tarrant County, Texas
  • Hon. Gyna Bivens, NLC Chair of Community and Economic Development Committee, Councilmember, City of Fort Worth, Texas

Join us in building America’s future.

Learn about how counties across America – urban, suburban, rural and everything in between – are strengthening infrastructure every day.

May 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

NACo/NLC Leadership Center
660 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

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