Monday, November 17, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In Partnership with the Office of the Governor, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Reason Foundation and the Cost Cutting Caucus.
Dominion Resources Corporate Center 701 E. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia
Our state and local officials face a critical challenge in developing alternative funding sources to modernize and expand our critical infrastructure systems. Public private partnerships offer a powerful option to address these challenges.
The 2008 Annual Innovations in Government Conference – Government Infrastructure Needs and the Private Sector provides a forum for Virginia’s state and local leaders to explore the opportunities offered by public-private partnerships in transportation, water, schools and education facilities, and other types of state and local infrastructure. Attendees will gain valuable insights from cutting edge officials and practitioners on the policy issues, financial structures, best practices, and lessons learned regarding various aspects of public private partnerships.
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy 9035 Golden Sunset Lane • 9035 Golden Sunset Lane • Springfield, VA 22153
9035 Golden Sunset Lane • Springfield, VA 22153 703/440-9447 (O) • 703/455-1531 (F) • info(a)thomasieffersoninst.ors
Michael W. Thompson Chairman and President
Dear Virginia Government and Business Leader:
The “2008 Innovations in Government Conference” is scheduled for Monday, November 17,
2008 at the Dominion Resources Corporate offices at 7 and Cary in downtown Richmond. This year’s annual conference is once again hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Institute in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Virginia Association of Counties, the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Reason Foundation and the Cost Cutting Caucus.
The theme of this year’s program is “Government Infrastructure and the Private Sector ” and brings together a group of highly knowledgeable experts. We will examine how Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) can help state and local governments reach their infrastructure needs from roads, to schools, to water treatment plants, etc. All of these ideas, how they work and what to avoid, will be discussed. You will enjoy this conference.
As you will see in the attached agenda, our list of speakers is impressive. We are bringing well-respected experts together to discuss how governments around the country, and indeed around the world, are helping to meet their infrastructure needs by structuring PPPs to the benefit of all.
In the morning we will focus on transportation infrastructure with key leaders from the US Dept of Transportation, private sector leaders, and state officials. During lunch we will hear from hear from Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer. We will also present to the Secretary with the Institute’s annual Leadership Award for “Bringing Better Business Practices to State Government.” In the afternoon we will discuss Public Private Partnerships in building schools, managing water treatment plants, public trash dumps, public transit system, etc.
Too often programs like these do not leave enough time for serious “drilling down” on the issues. However, we are specifically dedicating time for this purpose. It is the discussion and question and answer periods that will bring these ideas into sharper focus.
Please make plans to attend this important conference and register today by faxing or emailing your registration to us. Forms are available at our website www.thomasjeffersoninst.org. Our fax number is (703) 455-1531 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a nominal conference fee of $25 to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments.
I look forward to seeing you at this conference.
|Michael W. Thompson Chairman and President
Thomas Jefferson Institute’s
2008 Innovations in Government Conference – Nov. 17, 2008
In Partnership with the Office of the Governor; Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University,
the Reason Foundation and the Cost Cutting Caucus.