ALN Newsletter 28 June 2022

Save the Date: Friday 16 September – The ALN will have an all-day, in-person event at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. on Constitution Avenue with engaging keynotes, topical panels, executive speakers, and more. Our planning committee is organizing dynamic programs, including an Association Dinner on Thursday 15 September and other educational activities. We will announce details as they are finalized. If you want to sponsor activities or volunteer to assist, please email

A virtual CAMPUS for Asset Management (AM) practitioners to provide visibility into the adoption of AM in US organizations.



Ben McAdams, former Congressman from Utah and former Mayor of Salt Lake County is leading the “Putting Assets to Work” initiative through the Government Finance Officers Association, the Sorenson Impact Center, and Urban3. McAdams is a Senior Fellow at the Sorenson Impact Center, housed at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and is guiding the program. Putting Assets to Work grew out of the Urban Wealth Funds paper from the GFOA and a web program that the ALN helped facilitate in 2021. Six pilot cities will embark on a 10-month-long fact-finding mission to identify, map, and plan uses for underutilized assets in their respective jurisdictions that could be suitable for private investment, with social and environmental benefits to the communities.


The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data (38-02) has been adopted by the Colorado Department of Transportation, according to ALN Senior Fellow, David Totman, ASCE’s liaison to ISO 55000. The standard establishes the processes and procedures for identifying, mapping, data collection, data management and more. More information on Subsurface Utility Engineering is available from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration at this link.


Establish a Culture of Asset Management

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has reached out to the Asset Leadership Network for Executive Briefings and training to help establish a Culture of Asset Management among its executive team, management and staff. After seeing an ALN-facilitated program at the Government Finance Officers Association annual conference earlier this month, a series of meetings were established to help identify the key issues to address and what topics to discuss. Consider establishing ALN Executive Briefings and training for your leadership team. Contact for more information.