Leveraging Resources to Implement Priority Infrastructure

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, October 19, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Funding priority transportation projects is a challenge for political subdivisions across the State of Texas. For planners, it is almost inevitable to be faced with limited resources and a list of needs that exceeds the available capital budget. This panel discussion will allow the audience to learn about how various innovative funding options can be used (and combined) in order to close budget shortfalls and expedite project delivery. Specific topics for discussion include:

- Funding challenges faced by public and private sector infrastructure developers
- The differences between Type A and Type B Economic Development Corporations (EDC)
- Synergy between municipal and EDC funding resources
- The differences and potential synergy between tax increment reinvestment zones (TIRZ) and municipal management districts
- Unique challenges faced by TIRZ and management districts
- The utilization of Chapter 380 agreements to generate funds for infrastructure
- Benefits, challenges, and nuances to leveraging federal and state transportation dollars
- Innovative tools and opportunities when using federal funding
- How public-private partnerships can drive the delivery of mutually beneficial infrastructure

This session will deliver the following educational objectives:

- Background on project funding and finance mechanisms
- Information on requirements when combining federal, state, and local funding resources
- An understanding of how different public and private entities can work together to deliver meaningful infrastructure projects


Jim Webb

Chief Executive Officer - The Goodman Corporation Jim Webb, AICP is the Chief Executive Officer of The Goodman Corporation (TGC), where he helps public and private sector clients plan, design, fund, and implement infrastructure projects that yield public benefit. Jim’s passion for transforming ideas into the built environment has yielded ... Read More

John Isom

John is responsible for coordinating all activities of the sales-tax supported corporation under direction of the five-member Board appointed by City Council. The WEDC mission is to attract and retain “primary jobs” for the city, to stimulate entrepreneurial opportunities, and to network business, government, and academic leaders with the development ... Read More

Travis Younkin

Travis is the President of the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority and the Executive Director of the Harris County Improvement District No. 3. Travis is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of capital infrastructure projects, beautification efforts, security services and public right-of-way maintenance. In his 13 years with the Upper ... Read More

Irma Sanchez

Irma Sanchez - Vice President of Projects, Westchase District Irma Sanchez has been with the Westchase District since January 2000. She is Vice President of Projects a position she assumed in May 2004. Prior to that, while attending the University of Houston, Irma was the Assistant Projects Director. Irma’s current ... Read More

Robert Heineman

Robert Heineman, FAIA, Vice President of Planning and Design, The Woodlands Development Company, a Division of The Howard Hughes Corporation. Robert Heineman has been involved in the planning of The Woodlands from its inception for over 45 years with The Woodlands Development Company, founded by visionary George P. Mitchell. He ... Read More

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Barbara Holly, rholly@spamarrest.com