RFC Playing a Major Role at UMC 2013« All News

February 20, 2013

Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC) is looking forward to being actively involved in this year’s Utility Management Conference (UMC). The conference will be held in Glendale, Arizona on March 10-13. A number of RFC personnel will be attending, and several of our staff members will be giving presentations or moderating sessions at the conference. These sessions are listed below, and we hope that you will be able to attend if you are at the conference.

Workshop: Which Conservation Rate Structure is Best for Your Utility, and How Do You Implement It?
Sunday, March 10, 1 pm (Session SUN03)
Presented by:
Sanjay Gaur – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.
Tim Barr - Western Municipal Water District (CA)
Todd Cristiano – Denver Water (CO)
Michael Grandy - El Toro Water District (CA)
Paul Matthews – Tualatin Valley Water District (OR)
Belinda Oden - Tucson Water (AZ)

Workshop: The Value of Water – Issues and Choices
Sunday, March 10, 1:30 pm (Session SUN02)
Presented by:
Doug Bean – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. / SUNESIS Division
Darin Thomas – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. / SUNESIS Division
Jim Horne – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jeff Hughes – Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina School of Government

Changing Utility Operations to Achieve Positive Outcomes
Monday, March 11, 10:30 am (Session MON02)
Moderated by Tom Arn – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

What Does the Future Look Like? Leadership Development from Within.
Monday, March 11, 1:30 pm (Session MON06)
Moderated by Bill Stannard – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

Entering the Twitterverse: An Analysis of Twitter Use at Large Water Utilities
Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 am (Session TUE02)
Presented by Catherine Noyes – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

Tucson Water Rate Restructuring: Pricing Water Service Availability in a Desert City
Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 pm (Session TUE08)
Presented by:
Harold Smith – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.
Deb Galardi – Galardi Rothstein Group
Belinda Oden - Tucson Water (AZ)

Adapting to Declining Water Sales: Local Utilities Share Their Experiences
Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 pm (Session TUE08)
Moderated by Jon Davis – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

Exploring the Utility Manager and Policy Maker Relationship
Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 pm (Session TUE10)
Moderated by Tom Arn – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.

Redefining Affordability: How Baltimore City Redefined Customer Impacts and Identified Metrics of Local Affordability
Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 am (Session WED03)
Presented by:
Joe Crea – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.
Blake Bornkessel - City of Baltimore (MD)

Addressing the Rain: Developing and Financing Innovative Storm Water Management Programs
Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 am (Session WED06)
Moderated by Bill Stannard – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.