International City/County Management Association Annual Conference
October 07, 2012
CH2M HILL is a long-time strategic partner of ICMA and will exhibit in booth 413
Sunday, Oct. 7
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 8
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In addition to learning more about CH2M HILL and the services we offer to local governments, conference attendees have several opportunities to hear some of our top experts join with our partners to share cutting-edge insights and advice through two Solutions Track sessions:
"From Government to Governance"
Monday, Oct.8, 9:45 a.m.
As city and county administrators you have your hands full with day-to-day management issues, but a strong public-private partnership can enable you to emerge from the weeds and shift your focus to big-picture priorities such as strengthening relationships with elected officials, helping shape policy decisions, and creating the vision and strategies necessary to propel your communitiesforward.
Speakers: Marilu Goodyear, Director, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas; Susan Mays, Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, CH2M HILL; Richard Norment,Executive Director, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
- Check out Susan and Marilu’s presentation from last year’s conference, “Partnerships 2.0”
- Listen to the podcast of Rick's interview with American City & County magazine regarding PPP opportunities and best practices.
- Hear Marilu discuss KU faculty research findings in part II of Amercian City & County's podcast series about PPPs.
- Read the full article with Rick and Marilu, and check out Susan and Marilu's presentation under "Related Documents" at right.
“Economic Development Master Planning”
Tuesday, Oct.9, 9:45 a.m.
Attracting high-tech companies to your community can provide a tremendous boost for local jurisdictions in terms of jobs and the associated tax revenues these firms create, but such efforts must align with your overall vision for the community and its quality of life.
CH2M HILL/IDC Architects has a long history of working with both public-sector economic development agencies and private-sector technology companies. This session will draw upon actual case study experiences to present a six-step methodology for determining the feasibility of attracting technology companies to local jurisdictions, along with the jobs and tax revenues they create. Speakers: Roger Pearson, Director of Planning, CH2M HILL / IDC Architects; Jon “Jack” Kelley, Director of Economic Development, Prime Companies.
In addition to the Solutions Track sessions, CH2M HILL staff also will facilitate a roundtable discussion on shared services:
“Momma Said We Should Share”
Wednesday, Oct. 10,9:15a.m.
The life lesson of “you need to share” applies today in the local government world, but with a twist. When local governments struggle to provide services, they can collaborate with each other and private business to give residents what they want and need. Not enough manpower to collect trash? Contract with a private company to haul away those stinky bags. Thirty-five fire vehicles responding to alarms in a 5-square-mile area? Consolidate with your neighboring communities to extinguish the budget drain.
Sharing services and partnering with private companies can have a major impact on local governments’ budgets and bring more to the community than acting alone. So listen to your mother, and share your experiences during this roundtable discussion.
Additionally, CH2M HILL staff will moderate a session on social media on Monday, Oct. 8 from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Please check ICMA's schedule at the conference for all room locations.
CH2M HILL will be tweeting from the conference using #icma12. Follow @ch2mhill and @icmaconference for details.