ALN Newsletter 11 October 2021

To kick off the 2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success web conference the People section below features today’s keynote speaker former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Register at this link for the “Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership” opening session today, Monday 11 October, 1:30 pm Eastern.

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Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley wrote the book “Smarter Government” to share the repeatable success experienced in Baltimore when he was Mayor and in Maryland. Through his current partnership with Grant Thornton he will be sharing specific information on measuring equity in a presentation that includes general tenants he learned in the political trenches. He will also be sharing specific ways he is working with Grant Thornton to improve equity transportation infrastructure through data visualization and analysis that helps make people make decisions that address complex issues. He is also talking with former U.S. Congressman Ben McAdams about establishing new Urban Growth Funds in North American cities and with a panel of experts about the need for a National Equity Standard. Register at this link for the program today starting at 1:30 pm Eastern.


Portland, Oregon Asset Management Policy

It is an honor to announce that the City of Portland, Oregon council unanimously passed an Asset Management Policy. The Policy outlines requirements for creation and use of an asset maturity tool. It also prescribes that asset management and life cycle costing be used in plans, capital programs, and major projects. The Asset Management Policy also includes specific language about using asset management to advancing equity in the city. Chris Silkie, Portland’s Parks & Recreation Asset Manager and a member of the ALN Advancing Equity with Asset Leadership Committee helped wrote the Policy. Mr. Silkie said that his involvement in the ALN supported inclusion of equity language in the Policy. Mr. Silkie will be speaking on Portland, Oregon’s Asset Management Policy in a Roundtable on Wednesday 3 November at 3 pm. Register at this link.


Review Federal Resiliency Plans

ALN Senior Fellow Marty Rowland shared the White House Briefing Room Statement on more than 20 agencies providing resiliency plans to combat climate damage to federal assets. Included are provisions such as designating Chief Resiliency Officers, improving supply chains, leadership accountability, and including equity as a priority to ensure disenfranchised communities are protected in ways they have not been in the past. ALN, Organizational Member LCE and others will be addressing Resiliency in a panel on Tuesday 2 November at 3 pm Eastern. Register at this link.

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Upcoming Events

2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success
October 11 – November 12

Stay tuned for the final schedule with registration links for more than 25 programs ranging from reports from federal executives to industry sector panels, to open panel discussions, to our highly popular ALN Th@4 pm ET web chat program. Registration and information at this link.

Institute for Asset Management North American Conference 2021
October 12 – 14

Community College Facilities Association
November 3 – 5

Featuring ALN Patron Member ONUMA, Inc. –

Value and Benefits from Asset Management
November 9 at 5pm Eastern

The ALN and Australia’s Asset Management Council continue our co-hosted web program series. Case studies will be used to give organizational executives confidence to start their asset management journey.