With fewer resources available and rising demands for technology, training, risk management, and replacement of aged and obsolete infrastructure, city and town managers face increasingly difficult decisions about financing public utilities, including how to prioritize different projects. Dennie Martin will review hot topics in financial issues challenging the owners and managers of utility enterprise funds in the North Carolina fiscal cycle that began July 1, 2018. Topics will range from funding key capital projects, to new legislation and programs, to the prevailing environmental climate. He will also explore the changes and implications stemming from the regulations surrounding HB 436, System Development Fees, and how these have affected local governments throughout the state.
Dennie Martin possesses more than 45 years of experience with planning, financing, and examining the feasibility of large capital projects for local and state government. Much of his experience has been in support of utility enterprise funds and has involved assessing financial feasibility, determining the financial impact of planned capital or operational events, serving in the role of facilitator for key local government financial processes, and soliciting funding solutions for major capital investments.
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