Beyond Parking Meters: The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Illinois

The Civic Federation, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will present a half-day conference on the subject of public-private partnerships (P3s) to provide state and local governments with actionable ideas on alternatives to their current delivery of services. A recent blog posting provides some context to the conference and a good starting point for our discussion.


You may visit the Civic Federation's website for additional information.

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12:00 AM





Last Updated: 03/28/2012

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:10 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Charles Wheelan, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
8:30 AM
Session 1: Does Managed Competition Generate Better Service?
Speakers will explore the rationale for managed competition programs and what kinds of government activities are best suited for competitive service delivery. We will also hear about the lessons learned by both management and labor during a managed competition program and what kinds of results they generate.
Rick Mattoon, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William Abolt, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
Thomas Byrne, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation
Edward Hogan, Hogan Marren, Ltd.
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Session 2: Public-Private Partnerships Done Right
Speakers will discuss the areas in which public-private partnerships can be beneficial, how they should be structured and managed and how governments should decide whether to use them.
John Schmidt, Mayer Brown LLP
Phillip Washington, Denver Regional Transportation District
Ted Hamer, KPMG
Nathan Flynn, William Blair & Company, LLC
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
Luncheon and KeynoteLaSalle Dining Room
Robert Rivkin, U.S. Department of Transportation
1:00 PM
Laurence Msall, The Civic Federation

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