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VGFOA Professional Development Program

Capital Planning:  Finance Officers as Ambassadors – DRAFT Agenda
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington (Second Level)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203


This interactive course will provide essential tools to successfully plan, fund and deliver capital projects in high-impact and fast-paced environments.  These techniques will empower local government officials to be ambassadors to bridge gaps, foster innovation, augment outcomes and achieve strategic goals.  Participants also will share hot topics, exchange emerging practices, and discuss funding and engagement methods to address your organizations’ most pertinent challenges.  Bring your topics for the Idea Exchange!



Session Description


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Overview of the Day

Dr. Stephanie D. Davis and Dr. Sara R. Jordan, Co-Chairs, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech

Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Director, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech

9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Successful Capital Projects from Inception to Delivery:  Integrated Planning and Engagement

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey, Visiting Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech

Ms. Kendel Taylor, Finance Director, Alexandria, Virginia

10:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.



10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Multi-Use Capital Project Case Study: Consolidating and Enhancing Services

Mr. Joseph M. Mondoro, Chief Financial Officer, Fairfax County, Virginia

11:50 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Topics for Idea Exchange

All Participants

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Networking and Building Your Professional Portfolio


Dr. Stephanie D. Davis

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Credit Implications of Capital Assets and Planning:  Finance Officers as Ambassadors

Ms. Tiphany Lee-Allen, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

Davenport & Company

Mr. W. Patrick Pate, City Manager, Manassas, Virginia

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.



2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Roundtables and Idea Exchange

All Participants

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Adjourn



CPE Credits Earned –7.0 hours

Cost $50

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Questions?  Contact Sheryl Bailey,, or Stephanie Davis,