This year’s conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sarasota, Florida on October 18-20, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was “Impact Fees and Infrastructure Finance: Back to Basics in a Changing World.” 82 people registered and about 80 attended. All sessions except the discussion about the future of GIC and the 2018 conference were approved by the American Planning Association for AICP certification maintenance credit. Presentations for all sessions, and videos of some of the sessions, will be posted on the conferences tab in the near future (some presentations are there now).
Next year’s conference will be in Scottsdale, Arizona, probably in late October, 2018. 2018 Board member Kathleen Ball has volunteered to head up the planning effort, but so far she is a committee of one. Contact Kathleen to be part of the 2018 Conference Planning Committee. Many decisions need to be made and work done to make the conference happen – how many sessions over how many days? other activities? session content? theme? venue? dates?
Future of GIC
We are trying to rethink the role of our organization as a resource for impact fee professionals, particularly those in the public sector. We believe we need to move beyond just sponsoring an annual conference if we are to remain relevant to the needs of impact fee professionals. We also need new energy from more people, whether as official Board members or serving on an advisory committee. Contact Clancy Mullen if you are interested in being on the Organization Committee to address of these types of issues. Or click on the “Blog” tab at the top of this page and reply to the Future of GIC post with your ideas.
Board of Directors Election
Four new members were elected to the GIC Board of Directors: Kathleen Ball, Alison Bouley, Byron Flagg, and Jason Utley. They were elected to 2-year terms, starting January 1, 2018.
We are grateful to the following sponsors of the 2017 conference for helping us keep the conference affordable:
Platinum ($1,500): TischlerBise
Gold ($750): Tindale Oliver, White & Smith
Academic Sponsors: Quinnipiac University School of Law, University of Arizona, University of Florida
Next year’s conference will be in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you would like to participate in planning the conference, contact GIC secretary Clancy Mullen.
Go to the “Conferences” tab at the top of the page to access information about the 2016 and prior conferences, including agendas, presentations, handouts, and photos.
If you would like to receive updates by e-mail, contact GIC secretary Clancy Mullen to get on our e-mail list. You can also send him an e-mail to get off the contact list.
For information on how to join our listserve and participate in the dialogue on infrastructure finance issues, click here.
GIC evolved out of annual informal get-togethers of impact fee administrators in Florida that began in the late 1990s. Initially called the Impact Fee Roundtable, it grew from afternoon gatherings in local government offices to a two-day conference held in a rented venue. The first conference to be held outside of Florida was in Phoenix in 2002, when the name was changed to the National Impact Fee Roundtable. By this time, it had become apparent that a formal organization was required to oversee the annual conference. The National Impact Fee Roundtable was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2004. The founding board members were Tyson Smith (chair), Charlene Gabriel (vice-chair), Clancy Mullen (secretary), Jerry Murphy (treasurer), Rachel Arnold, Deborah Galardi, Pedro Leon, Doug Frost, and Joe Colgan. In recognition of a growing interest in expanding the scope beyond the subject of impact fees, the name was changed to Growth & Infrastructure Consortium in 2010.