The 2013 conference will be in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 2-4.
Theme. The title of this year’s conference is “Funding the Next Generation of Infrastructure.” Impact fees remain a solid funding concept for financing growth-related infrastructure expansion, yet many regions face declining impact fee revenues as growth rates slow. Voters may be less likely to approve bonds in this economic downturn, and these two factors limit financing options for local governments. This conference will explore a wide range of options available to governments to fund infrastructure projects in the new and challenging economy in which we now live.
Conference Hotel. The conference will be held at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, AZ (http://www.chaparralsuites.com/). Our guaranteed room rate is $119 per night.
Registration Fee. Online registration will be available soon. Registration fees will be $250 early, $325 regular and $75 for students. Reduced registration fees will be available for members of the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona, which is a co-sponsor of this year’s conference. Registration includes a Wednesday evening reception, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a Thursday dinner. Sessions will be all day Thursday and Friday morning. Continuing education credits will be requested for planners (AICP) and accountants (CPA).
Additional details with be forthcoming soon.
Call for Session Proposals
The proposal form should be completed and submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail. Proposal forms should be received by close of business on Friday, May 31.
Thanks to our 2012 Platinum ($1,500) and Gold ($750) sponsors:
Duncan Associates (Gold)
Tindale-Oliver & Associates (Gold)
Walker Consulting (Gold)
White & Smith (Gold)
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Formerly the National Impact Fee Roundtable
You may recall from past conferences a growing interest in expanding the scope of the National Impact Fee Roundtable (NIFR) beyond the subject of just impact fees. In fact, it was happening almost by itself. As the Board deliberated on the decision to change the name, it was considered important that we continue to be the recognized authority on impact fees; clearly a tool that will continue to be part of the public finance tool box. At the same time, we felt it important to limit our focus to “growth-related” infrastructure, in order to maintain our distinction from other planning organizations in which many of us participate.