MACo 2012 Summer Conference Session – For Maryland’s Counties: Private Partnerships – Opportunities & Obstacles

Description: County governments face unprecedented challenges in delivering and funding public services and facilities. In some cases, private sector partners have proven a valuable tool to leverage outside capital and expertise to accomplish public goals. Speakers will discuss both the opportunities arising from these partnerships, and the various obstacles facing governments seeking them.


  1. David C. Birtwistle, Senior Vice President, Balfour Beatty Construction & Board Member, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  2. Laurene B. Mahon, Independent Infrastructure and Project Finance Consultant
  3. Ross King, Executive Director, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia

Moderator:  The Honorable Adrienne Jones, Maryland House of Delegates

Date & Time: Friday, August 17, 2012; 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

MACo’s 2012 Summer Conference will be held from August 15 – 18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

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