It is well known that municipal bonds help build our community schools, water systems, police stations and transportation networks. It’s also widely discussed that the municipal bond market provides access to capital for all sizes of state and local governments – it is a sustainable and dependable financial resource to build infrastructure. However, what is less discussed is that the market for our bonds is more efficient than ever – fueled by technological innovation and transparency. Join us as we discuss the past and future of financing options available to build public infrastructure. This discussion led by representatives of state and local governments will examine the role municipal bonds have played in infrastructure development by providing key examples at the local level and how the municipal bond can continue to be the preeminent tool for building and maintaining our future.
- Pat McCoy, GFOA Past President & Director of Finance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, N.Y.
- James Nicholson, GFOA Executive Board Member & Director of Finance, City of Pataskala, Ohio
- Hon. Roy Charles Brooks, NACo President & Commissioner, Tarrant County, Texas
- Hon. Gyna Bivens, NLC Vice-Chair of Community and Economic Development Committee & Councilmember, City of Fort Worth, Texas