Today's fiscal and political realities make private and philanthropic investments ever more important to building communities. New tools like social impact bonds are rapidly moving from concept to reality. In Washington, Congress is debating how to leverage private and nonprofit involvement in infrastructure and housing. The latest Burnham Forum will zero in on these issues from the perspectives of the investors and communities working with new partners.
John K. Delaney
Congressman John K. Delaney (D-Md.) is a leading champion on Capitol Hill for finding innovative, bipartisan solutions to infrastructure investment challenges. He has introduced legislation that would create a new American Infrastructure Fund for transportation, water, energy, communications, and education projects. The measure has attracted support on both sides of the aisle. A member of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Delaney also has become a key voice on housing issues. Rep. Delaney was elected in 2012 from Maryland's Sixth District. He is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in the House of Representatives. In 2011, he founded Blueprint Maryland, a nonprofit dedicated to charting a way toward a high-tech, high-information economy. His stated focus in office is to restore the nation's economic competitiveness.