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Tuesday, July 23 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Transportation and Infrastructure Session I

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Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center
Senator Chuck Winder, Idaho State Legislature

The Transportation and Infrastructure Working Groups focuses on the infrastructure of our major corridors and gateways, with a special interest on border infrastructure.

The PNWER Innovative Infrastructure Finance Taskforce promotes best practices for public-private infrastructure financing. P3s are innovative financing models between governments and the public sector to build public infrastructure. The Taskforce leverages public and private sector expertise to educate elected officials on the potential applications of P3s and is working with Congressional leadership to fund the Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Demonstration Program which will create a regional “Center of Excellence to assist state and municipalities access existing and new funding sources; share Canadian expertise in P3 projects; support the alignment of multi-state regulations for cross border infrastructure projects; and support the streamlining of regulatory environment.

Infrastructure Finance Opportunities and Challenges
Elected Perspective: Minister Gordon Wyant, Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds
National Perspective: Mark Romoff, CEO, Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships
Civil Servant Perspective: Kyle Toffan, President and CEO, SaskBuilds

More speakers TBD

U.S. Federal Infrastructure Outlook 

Regional Legislative Update 
Hon. Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Government of Saskatchewan
Sen. Jeff Golden, Joint Committee On Ways and Means Subcommittee On Transportation and Economic Development, Oregon
Rep. Terry Gestrin, Transportation and Defense Committee, Idaho State Legislature

More details on the Working Group here.

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Se. Jeff Golden

Senator, Oregon State Legislature
Jeff Golden represents Southern Oregon in the Oregon State Senate.After years as a homebuilder and river guide (founding the Oregon Guides Association), Jeff Golden built a career as a mediator, journalist, columnist, author, host of JPR’s Jefferson Exchange and producer/host of... Read More →
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Hon. Lori Carr

Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Government of Saskatchewan
Lori was elected MLA for Estevan in the April 4, 2016, provincial election. On August 15, 2018, she was appointed Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.Lori lives in Estevan with her partner Bart. She has spent 20 years working as a licensed assistant in a financial planning office.She... Read More →
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Mark Romoff

Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships, CEO
Mark Romoff is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council forPublic-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Established in 1993, CCPPP’s mission is tocollaborate with all levels of government and Indigenous Communities to enablesmart, innovative approaches to public infrastructure... Read More →
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Sen. Chuck Winder

Senator; Transportation Working Group Co-chair, Idaho State Legislature
Chuck is a member of the Idaho Senate serving his third term as an Idaho State Senator representing east Meridian and west Boise. He also serves at the Idaho Senate Assistant Majority Leader and is active on Transportation and State Affairs Committees. Chuck attended the College of... Read More →
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Bruce Agnew

Director; Transportation Working Group Co-chair, Cascadia Center
Since 1993, Bruce Agnew has been the Policy Director of Seattle-based Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center. The Cascadia Center is a strategic alliance from Vancouver, BC, to Eugene, Oregon, promoting high speed passenger rail, Interstate-5 freight mobility, seamless border crossings... Read More →
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Kyle Toffan

President and CEO, SaskBuilds
Kyle was recently appointed as the President and CEO of SaskBuilds Corporation inDecember 2018. He comes to this role with over 10 years of experience working for theGovernment of Saskatchewan, most notably as Executive Director of Capital Planningand Infrastructure with SaskBuilds... Read More →
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Honourable Gordon S. Wyant, Q.C.

Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds, Government of Saskatchewan
Gordon Wyant was elected MLA for Saskatoon Northwest in an October 2010 by-election. He was then re-elected in the 2011 and 2016 provincial elections. He has been Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation and SaskBuilds... Read More →

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am PDT
Sheraton Top of the Inn