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CDFA Virginia Conference
September 19, 2017


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Join the CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable, in partnership with VEDA, for the annual conference on September 19, 2017. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Virginia economy going forward.

The conference will take place at the offices of McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond and is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference. 



2017 CDFA Virginia Conference Agenda

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Tue 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration Opens
Tue 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
The CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference, CDFA will deliver welcoming remarks.
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • George Martin, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Tue 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    State Programs and Legislative Update
    Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the fate of various proposals and the latest from Richmond and Washington, DC.
  • Brendan Hefty, Shareholder, Hefty Wiley & Gore, P.C.
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Financing Brownfields Projects in Virginia
    The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites can advance a region’s economy, restore local environment, and ultimately lead to permanent job creation and greater attraction of external capital to the community. During this session, we will explore best practices for financing brownfields redevelopment and take a special look at programs like the Virginia Brownfields Assistance Fund.
  • John Lain, Senior Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Speaker(s)
  • Vincent Maiden P.G., DEQ Brownfields Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • John White, Community Resource Specialist, Draper Aden Associates
  • Tue 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Networking Break
    Tue 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Emerging Trends for Bond Financing in Virginia
    This session will explore trends in bond financing throughout the state. Of special focus will be a look at bond financing for energy, healthcare, and other important sectors. Join us in discussing what’s new and what’s to come in the Virginia bond market.
  • Patrick Rutledge, Public Finance Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
  • Daniel Siegel, Principal, Sands Anderson P.C.
  • Tue 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Luncheon Session: State of the PACE Market & Energy Efficiency in Virginia
    After eight years of effort, PACE has finally launched in Virginia. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is taking hold across the country through several innovative programs, and Virginia is no different. Designed to support the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings, PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy usage by paying for property improvements through voluntary special assessments placed on property tax bills over time. This session will explore the latest PACE developments in Virginia, as well as explain the basic concepts of the tool and how it is beneficial for local governments and property owners in the region.
  • Abigail Johnson, President, Abacus Property Solutions
  • Speaker(s)
  • Rich Dooley, Community Energy Coordinator, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services
  • Susan Elliot, Climate Protection Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville
  • Daniel Farrell LEED-AP, CPHC, Energy Financing Program Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
  • Laura Franke, Managing Director, Public Financial Management
  • Tue 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Tue 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    District Based Development Finance
    Tax Increment Financing, Special Assessment Districts, Management Districts and Public Improvement Districts have become powerful financing mechanisms to help communities concentrate development opportunities into targeted locations. During this session, presenters will discuss their experience using these tools in communities across Virginia to catalyze public improvements that spur private investment. Several case studies will be discussed along with ideas for how the financings could be replicated for future projects.
  • Angela Fox, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crystal City Business Improvement District
  • Suzanne S. Long, Partner, Haneburg Hurlbert PLC
  • Laura Radcliff, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
  • -Location

    The 2017 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond.

    McGuireWoods LLP
    Gateway Plaza
    800 East Canal Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: 804-775-1000

    Guests will need to park in the James Center Parking Deck: 1000 E Canal Street. A government issued ID is required at check-in.


    To register for the 2017 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.
    Standard Rates
    CDFA Member: $145
    Non-Member: $195


    Roundtable Partner

    Virginia Economic Developers Association

    For information about sponsoring the CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.