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CDFA-Bricker Graydon Webinar Series: Transforming Communities with Targeted Tools
April 9, June 11, September 10, & December 3, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern


The CDFA-Bricker Graydon Webinar Series: Transforming Communities with Targeted Tools will highlight how targeted tools can be used to revitalize communities. Targeted tools address specific geographic areas and difficult-to-finance sectors within a community. Experts from across the development finance industry will present on key targeted tools - such as tax increment financing (TIF), property-assessed clean energy (PACE), and special assessment districts.

The CDFA-Bricker Graydon Webinar Series is a free, four-part series available throughout the year. Can't make the live webinar? No problem. Webinars will be recorded and made available online.

Thank you to Bricker Graydon LLP for their generous support of this important webinar series!




Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Revitalizing Brownfields with TIFs and Special Assessments
Almost every community across the country has brownfield sites that are abandoned or underutilized and suffer from real or perceived contamination. These sites threaten long-term community environmental and economic health, and they are extremely difficult to revitalize. Join expert speakers to learn how communities are diversifying their capital stacks by using tax increment financing (TIF) and special assessments to reimburse brownfield-related costs incurred while redeveloping these contaminated, functionally obsolete, blighted, historic, or otherwise eligible properties.
  • Todd Castellini, Senior Vice President of Public Finance and Capital Strategy, The Port - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • John Flis, Attorney, Bricker Graydon
  • Jeffry Harris, Partner, Bricker Graydon

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Catalyzing Transformative Redevelopment with TIF
Communities are reinforcing tax increment financing (TIF) districts with special assessments and combining TIF with tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, subordinate loan programs, and other federal tools to channel funding toward improvements in distressed or underdeveloped areas. During this session, speakers will discuss the creative ways to use TIF and how to facilitate the successful financing of high-impact revitalization projects.

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Financing Green Energy with PACE and Special Assessments
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and special assessments are two important types of targeted tools that can be used to finance green energy projects in a variety of communities. Speakers on this event will present the basics of how these tools work and provide case studies highlighting how PACE and special assessment financing can be paired to create more environmentally sustainable projects.

Tuesday, December 3, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pairing TIFs with Special Assessments to Spur Retail Revitalization
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and special assessments are being used across the country to drive some of the most impactful retail revitalization projects, with a focus on supporting local businesses and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Join this session to learn how municipalities and the development finance industry are supporting efforts to spur economic development through retail with TIF and creatively utilizing special assessments to back them up.


The CDFA-Bricker Graydon Webinar Series will take place on Zoom. You must have access to a computer and internet to attend the webinars.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Registered attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.


Register in advance to confirm your participation and receive login information. Registration is free and open for CDFA members and non-members.