NEW JERSEY'S INFRASTRUCTURE: WHAT IS NEEDED AND HOW TO FUND IT

December 12, 2012 8:30AM - Noon
The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

The NJLM Educational Foundation presents this strategic view of New Jersey’s infrastructure needs, in an effort to help the public and policy makers understand a global estimate and approach to New Jersey’s infrastructure repair & replacement.  This will involve community infrastructure, transportation, and utility infrastructure.  The current cost estimates and range of needs is so enormous as to make it seem impossible using current approaches.  The presenters will offer their views of the macro needs and possible costs for the State’s infrastructure; as well as local needs.  There will be a discussion of policies and priorities and a review of ways forward with such an enormous task.

Then there will be a more focuses discussion of how these macro forces impact local needs, planning and funding options.

CEU’s-CMFO/CCFO-4.0 FIN/DEBT MGMT;CPWM-2.0 TECH,2.0 MGMT; RMC-2.0 FIN, 2.0 PROF DEVEL; QPA-4.0 Procurement Procedures; CPA-4.0 FIN

Facilitator:  Ken Gardner, Vice President, Government Banking, PNC Bank

Panel 1 - New Jersey’s Needs – The Macro View
Presenters:
Dean James Hughes, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
“An Instant History of New Jersey’s Infrastructure since 1900”

Philip K. Beachem, President Alliance for Action
“Transportation Infrastructure”

Suzanne Chiavari, Vice President of Engineering, New Jersey American Water
“Water Infrastructure”

David Kuhn, Assistant Commissioner for Capital Investment, Planning and Grant Administration
“New Jersey Department of Transportation”

Mary-Ann Holden, Commissioner, New Jersey  Board of Public Utilities
“Regulated Utilities Current and Future Needs – A Macro View”

Panel 2 – The Local View of Needs
Presenters

Bill Neary, President, Keep Middlesex Moving; Former Mayor, East Brunswick
“Expenses in Municipal  Dollars and a Visionary Look Going Forward”

David Zimmer, Executive Director,  New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust
“Views on Local Funding Needs”

 

With special thanks to our valued sponsors who make
this educational forum possible.

Foundation Program Partner: PNC Bank

Prime Sponsors:
Atlantic City Electric; Atlantic Wind Connection;
New Jersey Natural Gas

Corporate Supporter:  PSE&G