Managing A Successful Bond Program

Freese and Nichols is committed to assisting cities and counties in planning and implementing successful bond programs and we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. We understand in this time of tight budgets the need for clients to leverage a variety of funding sources to effectively implement infrastructure programs.

We guide our clients through the essential steps of planning bond programs. Once the City Council officially calls the bond election, Freese and Nichols can help outline strategies for public education. We understand the importance of clear and effective communication and can assist in creating materials such as public presentations, educational videos, and concise content for social media platforms.

Cities and counties also often face challenges in completing capital improvement projects within the expected timeframe. These challenges can stem from a variety of factors, including unrealistic public expectations, land acquisition timeframes, insufficient public engagement, lack of advance planning, political influences, franchise utility relocation, and inconsistent project management practices.

Freese and Nichols works side by side with our clients to help mitigate many of these challenges. We emphasize the importance of strong leadership and effective stakeholder engagement. We assist in identifying and leveraging the skills of a senior-level client Project Sponsors to keep projects moving and mitigate delays.

Best Practices for Planning Bond Programs:

  • Early Project Identification and Program Initiation
  • Robust Public Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Transparent Project Evaluation Criteria and Prioritization
  • Strong Financial Forecast Founded on a Realistic Delivery Timeline

In summary, Freese and Nichols can be a valuable partner for cities and counties in planning and executing bond programs for public infrastructure. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of these initiatives and achieve successful outcomes.

For more information on managing a successful bond program and how we can help, please contact Jennifer Wasinger.