Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Oct. 23. This month’s program will feature a discussion on the variety of funding options for needed infrastructure, the purpose of public-private partnerships (P3), and the challenge of prioritizing projects.

The panel will feature John Trujillo, Public Works Director, City of Phoenix and Carter Froelich, Managing Principal, Development Planning & Financing Group (DPFG) . Moderating the panel will be Steven Betts, President, Chanen Development Company. Each presenter brings a great understanding of the tools available – from public funding sources to Community Facilities Districts (CFD’s), special taxation districts, and future instruments to facilitate development.

“Current and future population growth in the Valley necessitates the expansion, construction, and maintenance of water, sewer and streets to support new development,” said Cheryl Lombard, CEO and President of Valley Partnership. “Strong infrastructure networks are vital to long-term prosperity. Fostering successful public-private partnerships will be key to ensuring smart development of future infrastructure systems.”

This month’s Mayor’s Minute will feature City of Avondale Mayor Kenn Wiese. He will present an update on his city’s recent proactive policies towards development.

Attendees will benefit from an enhanced understanding of the economic development tools in state’s current toolbox. They will also learn about potential tools the state could deploy to increase our competitive edge.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m. To register, please visit and click on the “Monthly Breakfast” tab.