APWA FloridaThe Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Florida Chapter to bring you this webinar on capital planning and budgeting.

Capital budgeting, and investment, in government finance, is the planning process used to determine whether an organization’s long-term investments such as the acquisition of new assets, operations and maintenance, replacement and repairs, new products, new services and research development projects are worth the funding through the agency’s capitalization structures (debt, equity or service revenues). Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and “Capital planning and budgeting” are central to economic development, transportation, infrastructure, communication, delivery of other essential services, and environmental management and quality of life.

Capital planning and budgeting is a complex process characterized by uncertain long-term projections, political pressures, shortage of resources and demands on a wide range of expertise that requires both operational and financial know-how. Capital funds are always limited, and the future is never certain.

The panel discussions will offer insight into how public agencies manage and allocate resources for major capital, or investment, expenditures. The intent is to share leadership and management strategies that any agency can use to develop high performing capital teams. The underlying goal is always to increase the value of the services to the community, while fostering fiscal responsive and accountable governance.

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This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH) will be provided to those that request these during registration.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given priority!

By attending this session, participants will :

  1. Learn best practices for budgeting and planning to support transparency and community involvement in financial management.
  2. Develop strategies to communicate and work collaboratively with departments and stakeholders throughout the budget process.
  3. Understand how to build financial resiliency by analyzing risk, anticipating future trends and challenges, and planning for the unexpected.

Panelist Bios:

Jeremy Hockenbury, CPM, Public Works Director, City of Wildwood: Jeremy Hockenbury is the current Public Works Director for the City of Wildwood. In this role, Jeremy oversees the operations and capitol planning for Streets, Stormwater, Fleet, Facilities, and Parks and Recreation. Since joining the City of Wildwood 4 years ago, he has been tasked with developing proactive and strategic capitol planning that is adaptable to exponential growth. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in public administration and is a Certified Public Manager with 20+ years of municipal experience in capital planning, asset management and operations.

Carolyn M. Eastwood, P.E., MBA Capital Projects Director, Sarasota County, Florida: Carolyn is currently the Director of Capital Projects for Sarasota County. In her current role, she provides leadership, management and supervision to all elements of the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for all Departments and CIP areas including but not limited to Utilities, Transportation, Stormwater, Facilities, Emergency Services and Parks and Recreation. Carolyn holds a license as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. She started her engineering career with the New York State Department of Transportation and then with the Florida Department of Transportation before coming to Sarasota County. Carolyn has been with Sarasota County for over 24 years and has worked on several large-scale public works projects. Two of her more interesting projects has been renovations to Ed Smith Stadium – Spring Training home of the Baltimore Orioles and overseeing construction of the new Cool Today Park – Spring Training facility for the Atlanta Braves. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

Sage Kamiya, Superintendent of Public Works/City Engineer, Holmes Beach, Florida: Sage is the Superintendent of Public Works and City Engineer for the City of Holmes Beach. He has his Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from University of South Florida. Mr. Kamiya has over 26 years of professional engineering experience in both the public and private sectors and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He is proud to have been a recipient of the ASCE Suncoast Branch’s Government Engineer of the Year, ASCE’s Project of the Year, and the Florida Section ITE’s Transportation Engineer of the Year awards. As Superintendent of Public Works, he is responsible for leading the department in the operation and maintenance of the City’s parks, beach accesses, facilities, roadways, stormwater infrastructure, and the City’s Capital Improvement Program.

Marcela Millett, Senior Planning and Performance Analyst, Palm Beach County, Florida: Ms. Millett has worked for Palm Beach County for almost 15 years, gaining her experience from various departments, such as Community Services, Court Administration, Risk Management, and now with the Office of Financial Management and Budget within the Division of Strategic Planning and Performance Management. Marcela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National & International Certified Counselor and Master Certified Addictions Professional. She has a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is a Certified Career Coach. Marcela continuously looks for opportunities to improve processes, how to use metrics to drive sound decisions, and increase staff development. As the Senior Analyst for the County’s Strategic Planning and Performance Management efforts, Marcela assists over 30 departments in creating their strategic plans and identifying their key performance indicators while ensuring they are in alignment with the County’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Priorities. Not only has Marcela worked in local government, but she has years of experience in the private sector, where she worked as the Clinical Director for an outpatient substance use rehabilitation center, where she created, implemented and assessed several programs utilizing best practices in the field. Through her extensive network, Marcela continues to collaborate with various entities and partners to ensure that Palm Beach County residents and employees have all the resources they need to thrive. Marcela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Marcela is fluent in 4 languages and loves traveling the world with her family!

Moderator Bio:

Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Development Manager, Mott MacDonald: Addie Javed is a former Municipal (City/County) Engineer and Public Works Director, nationally recognized by the Engineering News Record (ENR), National Civil Engineering News Magazine and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA). He has more than 27 years of technical, administration, management and supervisory experience leading diverse teams and managing multiple Capital Improvement projects and programs. Mr. Javed has strong background in Public Works, Environmental Management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste and Sanitation, Strategic Planning and Performance Measures, Emergency Response and Operations, Operations and Maintenance, Community development and Legislative policy making. At Mott MacDonald, as the Client Success Manager he is the Account Executive and has oversight of the Florida based projects, and as a Public Works and Administration subject matter expert supports project teams nationwide.

Capital Planning and Budgeting - A Virtual Roundtable and Panel Discussion

DATE: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 PM (ET)