10:30am – Registration and Networking Open
11:30am – Buffet Lunch
12:00pm – Top Capital Programs – This opening segment will provide a market
overview including the Top 10 Capital Improvement Programs (CIP), market trends
and analysis, and forecast data. AZBEX is the only local independent industry
research team that provides comprehensive analysis and insights for the
Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry. This is the first chance for
attendees to hear about upcoming projects since the start of the fiscal year
for public agencies in Arizona.
- Speaker: Rebekah Morris – President & Founder, AZBEX
12:45pm – Water/Wastewater – While Arizona is a relatively young state, the climate
and growth of population continue to require efficiencies in water and wastewater usage.
Optimized efficiencies also prolong the lives of both new and aging infrastructure.
This segment will not only explore upcoming projects in water and wastewater but examine
the newest technologies and how they’re being implemented in Arizona.
- Patty Kennedy – Deputy Director Wastewater Engineering, City of Phoenix
- Holly Rosenthal – Deputy Public Works Director, City of Tempe
- Shuang Huang – Principal Engineer, City of Glendale
- Guy Carpenter – Vice President, Carollo
1:30pm – Deeper Dive – Ports of Entry – The movement of goods and people through
the Ports of Entry at the Arizona/Mexico border has the potential to be a massive
economic driver for the entire state. Arizona imported and exported nearly $8B to
and from Mexico in 2017, according to University of Arizona data. Expanding the congested
ports of entry and understanding the many layers of federal funding and multiple stakeholders
who will have a hand in bringing these infrastructure projects to fruition will
enhance attendees’ ability to pursue these long-range projects.
- Speaker: Luis Ramirez Thomas – President, Ramirez Advisors Inter-National
1:50pm – BREAK
2:15pm – Quick Hit – City of Chandler Redevelopment
- Speaker: Kim Moyers – Downtown Redevelopment Manager, City of Chandler
2:30pm – Planning & Funding Future Transportation Projects in Arizona –
From the state to regional and local view, panelists will explain how they work together
to bring transportation projects to completion. Recent political and community outcry
has brought light rail projects to the front page of every newspaper. Panelists
will discuss how public outreach and the efforts of regional agencies to secure
federal funds can help move Arizona’s economy forward.
- Dallas Hammit – State Engineer/Deputy Director, ADOT
- Eric Anderson – Executive Director – Maricopa Association of Governments
- Paul Basha – Transportation Director, City of Scottsdale
- Melissa Boyles – Client Account Manager, Jacobs Engineering
3:15pm – Quick Hit – Mesa Bond Update – Mesa is the second largest City in the state,
and with that population brings significant infrastructure needs. In 2018, residents will have
the opportunity to tax themselves via a General Obligation bond to fund $196M in projects,
divided between $111M for Parks and Cultural needs and $85M for Public Safety, including
two new fire stations, and police substation, and an evidence facility. Rob Kidder with the
City of Mesa will detail why the City is asking voters to approve the bond questions, what projects
they will fund, and the reasons for continued opportunity in this growing municipality.
- Speaker: Rob Kidder – Assistant City Engineer, City of Mesa
3:30pm – Developing & Delivering a Value Statement to Public Owners –
Panelists will bring their experiences to the event and discuss what is appropriate within
their agency in terms of ‘pre-sale activities’, what and how the rules change during an
active procurement, and how best to approach them after a project opportunity to learn
from a debrief. Developing a value statement that resonates with municipalities and adapts
to their changing environment is key. Learn how to highlight the right qualifications in
your written proposal in a way that helps secure your spot on the short list. Hear from the
largest public university and city in the state.
- Ginger Spencer – Public Works Director, City of Phoenix
- Susanna Struble – Assistant Town Engineer/CIP Manager, Town of Gilbert
- Monica Perrin – Project Manager Senior, Arizona State University
- Patrice Miller – Managing Partner, RH Associates
4:15-6:00pm – Networking Happy Hour