Civic leaders and government service professionals, please join us as we discuss leveraging the opportunities afforded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA funded over 84 unique programs, distributed across 19 federal agencies. This one-time community investment can, and should, have lasting impact for our cities. See our article, “Making the Most of the ARPAtunity.”
Yet the resources are as dispersed as the need. Agencies are developing programs as the funding is approved, and the responses have overwhelmed the agencies engaged in delivery. While there is no previously developed playbook for this reverse flow of resources (federal back to local), there are best practices and common themes for transformational community investment.
Together, we will look at other historic and unique investments to study lessons learned from those events. We’ll also explore how leadership today can think creatively about how to extend the ARPA investment for our future. Members of the FBT Project Finance Advisors team will be joined by guests who’ve experienced periods of large-scale community investment like our nationwide ARPA opportunity.
Trey Grayson | Managing Director | CivicPoint
Trey is known as a problem solver and collaborative leader who works with his clients to successfully navigate their government, legal, political, public relations, regulatory, and tax challenges. Trey is a member of Frost Brown Todd and managing director of the firm’s public affairs affiliate, CivicPoint.
Frances Kern Mennone | Managing Director | FBT Project Finance Advisors
Frances is the Managing Director at FBT Project Finance Advisors, where she strategically builds ideas and developments for the Right2Win consortium.
Terry Foegler | Chief Development Officer | Central Ohio Transit Authority
Terry is a public and private sector planning and development professional. His experience includes strategic planning, university and municipal planning and real estate, development policy formulation, public administration, complex mixed-use project implementation, public-private development partnerships, economic development, innovative development financing and neighborhood/urban revitalization.