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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series

-Overview

CDFA is excited to partner again with The Bank of New York Mellon on the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast series! This year, CDFA will host 12, 1-hour long webinars covering a wide range of development finance topics such as forecasting the bond market and financing rural broadband. As always, these webinars are free and will be viewable after the recording.

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-Agenda

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forecasting the Bond Market Amid the Recovery
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bond market outlook has fluctuated amid economic uncertainties, trade tensions, and a fluctuating yield curve. With the trajectory of our recovery uncertain, and the possibility of further stimulus relief and tax revenues again being delayed for local governments, issuing authorities must manage long-term budgetary concerns and mitigate the risk of default. Join us on this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series for a forecast on the economic recovery and how it will affect the bond market.
Moderator(s)
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Restoring the Hospitality Industry
COVID-19 has drowned the hospitality industry. Hotels, theme parks, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, transportation, and other events employed tens of millions of workers pre-pandemic. As we move through 2021, what will the businesses in this massive industry do to recover from the deceleration of travel and large gatherings? During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore the landscape of the hospitality industry (large and small) and what is being done to ensure the industry may stay afloat.
Moderator(s)
  • Tammy Davis, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Sybongile Cook, Director of Business Development & Strategy, District of Columbia, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
  • Ray Jones, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • Carolann Ouellette, Director, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Laura Radcliff, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
  • Brent Robertson, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Social Justice and the Muni Markets
We have all analyzed how the structure of a muni bond reflects the strength of a city's budget and finances. But have you analyzed how those same structures reflect a city's social justice priorities? For example, a highly rated muni bond could come with assurances that the government's finances are not dependent on fees and citations, which disproportionately affect people of color. Or capital flows from muni bonds could be mapped to ensure that investments in one area of service are not negatively impacting social justice improvements in another. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we'll discuss strategies for aligning social justice priorities with bond financing and actions in the muni markets.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Social Impact Investing: Credit Ratings for CDFIs
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are often willing to make investments in low-income areas, but these investments are typically seen as riskier. By seeking a credit rating, a CDFI can signal its belief in the importance of investing in disadvantaged areas - regardless of whether it is planning to sell debt in the capital markets. With the recent social and racial justice movements, an increasing number of CDFIs have recognized the need to invest in disadvantaged areas and are seeking credit ratings to signal their commitment to doing so. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, we will explore how CDFIs, by obtaining a credit rating, can demonstrate the value of making social impact investments.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Preserving Local Economies with Energy & Water Finance
Finance programs for energy and water projects are designed to meet community infrastructure needs and support efficient resource use. However, they can also be used to stabilize local economies as the nation copes with a pandemic-induced recession and the aftermath of recent years’ natural disasters. Join CDFA for this next installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series for a discussion about how energy and water finance programs can be positioned to address various local challenges simultaneously.
Moderator(s)
  • Tammy Davis, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
  • Ariel Miller, Manager, Research & Technical Assistance, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Jeffrey Diehl, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
  • Jane Elias, Energy and Sustainability Division Manager, County of Sonoma
  • Stacy A. Swann, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors, Benefit LLC

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rural Broadband & Telehealth Financing
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many state-wide government shutdowns. Schools have gone remote, healthcare providers began seeing patients virtually, and small businesses had to shut their doors to in-store customers. That has made many rural Americans painfully aware of the need for greater high-speed internet access. During this webinar, experts will explain how rural communities can embrace the challenges of financing high-speed internet for the economic and societal gains provided by broadband.
Moderator(s)
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How Healthcare Is Investing in Communities
Hospitals and healthcare systems serve our communities by improving the quality of life of their patients and bolstering the economy by hiring local workers and contractors, buying locally through procurement strategies, and owning significant property holdings. Because of that, hospitals and healthcare systems have the potential to make communities healthier by leveraging their expertise and resources. Recently, several hospitals nationwide have been investing in their communities by offering loans, loan guarantees, and below market rate lines of credit. During this webinar, we will hear from experts on creative ways that hospitals and healthcare systems can be better partners in solving the most pressing issues in our communities.
Moderator(s)
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Kim Cutcher, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Kate Sommerfeld, President, Social Determinants of Health Institute Vice President, Community Relations and Social Investment, ProMedica

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Unlocking Capital for BIPOC-owned Businesses
Small business owners face challenges accessing capital, investment, and other opportunities to start or grow, and minority entrepreneurs often experience even greater obstacles. As racial inequities continue to expand, many community institutions, lenders, and even corporations are stepping up to reduce barriers for black, indigenous, people of color-owned businesses to access capital. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will be discussing creative financing approaches to minimize barriers and increase access to capital for minority-owned businesses across the country.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • George Ashton, Managing Director, Strategic Investments, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Dave Castillo, Chief Executive Officer, Native Community Capital
  • Precious Drew, Co-Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator, gener8tor

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Layering the Capital Stack
The phrase “Capital Stack” is one that is pretty commonplace in the Development Finance nomenclature these days, but what does it truly mean to build the Capital Stack and how can it work for your project? This session will discuss how Bonds, Tax Increment Finance, Tax Credits as well as the litany of federal funding through recent legislation can work for your project and ultimately the community that is benefitting.
Moderator(s)
  • Seth Crone, Principal, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Laura Beth Kurtz, Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC - Pennsylvania
  • David Misky, Assistant Director, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee
  • Michael Pehur, Development Finance Consulting Director, Duane Morris Government Strategies

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exploring Local Economy Preservation Funds
What is a Local Economy Preservation Fund you may ask? They are institutions that use capital for local broad-based wealth creation. They keep businesses locally owned by supporting transitions to employee and community ownership, and in doing so, help underserved populations to build and sustain wealth. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, you will hear from practitioners implementing this model in communities.
Moderator(s)
  • Tammy Davis, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President & Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative
  • Steve Storkan, Executive Director, Employee Ownership Expansion Network

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
When it Comes to Financing Smart Cities, What Counts as Smart?
The concept of Smart Cities is no longer brand new, yet most communities are still working to understand what kinds of smart infrastructure they want and need at the local level - and how to pay for it. Join CDFA for this next installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series to learn about what types of smart infrastructure projects are happening around the country and how these efforts are being financed.
Moderator(s)
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Jennifer Clark, Section Head, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Affordable Housing Finance - Market Rate/Affordable/Low-Income
Affordable Housing has been a hot button issue over the last few years with a focus on what percentage of affordable housing should comprise a residential development. This session will discuss how various tools such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Private Activity Bonds play a role in how these decisions are made.
Moderator(s)
  • James Young, Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon

-Location

The CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast 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. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

Registration for the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series is free for CDFA members and for non-members.

To register for the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, click on the Register button below.

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