Public Works Expo 2018

MD31 - Small Cities/Rural Communities Perspective: Leveraging Public/Private Partnership

Aug 27, 2018 3:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 3:50pm


Learn how to leverage partnerships with public and private organizations that will help expand operational and financial resources. This panel discussion will highlight strategies implemented by small communities to benefit the bottom line. 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:

  • Analyze opportunities for partnerships available in your small/rural community.
  • Identify creative ways to negotiate public/private partnership agreements to provide mutual benefit to all stake holders.
  • Develop a strategy for implementing policies for structuring public/private partnership arrangements.


  • Alysen Abel, PE, MPA, Public Works Director, City of Parkville, MO
  • Stan Brown, PE, PWLF, City Manager, City of Oakwood, GA
  • Michael James, Public Works Director, City of Shafter, CA
  • Bill Stogsdill, CPM, PWLF, Director of Public Works, City of Fairway, KS

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