2012 P3 Conference Agenda

Beyond Parking Meters:
The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Illinois

Co-Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Civic Federation

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 

The goal of this forum is to convene expert panelists to discuss and consider significant changes in traditional government service delivery methods and provide state and local governments with actionable ideas on alternatives to the current delivery of services. Click on the links below to view presentation materials.

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:10 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Dr. Charles Wheelan, The Harris School—The University of Chicago

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Session I: Does Managed Competition Generate Better Service?
Speakers will explore the rationale for managed competition programs and what kinds of government activities are best suited for competitive service delivery. We will also hear about the lessons learned by both management and labor during a managed competition program and what kinds of results they generate.


·  Rick Mattoon, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


·  William Abolt, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
·  Alexandra Holt, City of Chicago Office of Budget and Management
·  Thomas Byrne, Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
·  Edward Hogan, Hogan Marren, Ltd.

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Session II: Public-Private Partnerships Done Right
Speakers will discuss the areas in which public-private partnerships can be beneficial, how they should be structured and managed and how governments should decide whether to use them.


·  John Schmidt, Mayer Brown LLP


·  Phillip Washington, Regional Transportation District—Denver 
·  Ted Hamer, KPMG
·  Nathan Flynn, William Blair & Company, LLC

12:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Robert Rivkin, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation

1:00 p.m.
Laurence Msall, The Civic Federation