This seminar will address a number of hot topics related to the green infrastructure landscape.

The program will explore the challenges of regionalization on green infrastructure. Panelists will also discuss drought, water supply, and scarcity. In addition, the program will examine the impact of the “Chesapeake Bay Strategy.”

Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address.   

Date and Time

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET


Ballard Spahr
1735 Market Street, 48th Floor

Pittsburgh (simulcast)
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
11 Stanwix Street, 17th Floor

Washington, D.C. (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
1909 K Street, NW, 12th Floor

Baltimore (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
300 East Lombard Street, 18th Floor

Atlanta (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
999 Peachtree Street, Suite 1000

Phoenix (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
1 East Washington Street, Suite 2300

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker: Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Doug Dunham, Legislative Liaison & Ombudsman, Arizona Department of
Water Resources

Jim Good, Interim Executive Director, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

Brad Hill, Utilities Director, City of Flagstaff, Arizona

Brian Jensen, Ph.D., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Senior Vice President, Allegheny Conference on
Community Development

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr

William J. Meinert, Vice President, O'Brien & Gere

Donald H. Newman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Allegheny County Conservation District

John Schombert, Executive Director, 3 Rivers Wet Weather

Lee Storey, Partner, The Storey Lawyers, PLC

Robert M. Summers, Ph.D., Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment

David L. Winstead, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr

John Weinstein, Board Chairman, ALCOSAN


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Keynote Address: Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Challenges of Regionalization on Green Infrastructure

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Strategic Responses to Western Water Supply Challenges

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Federal Sustainability Building Efforts and Green Leasing Requirements: What To Expect

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Impact of the "Chesapeake Bay Strategy" (Total Maximum Daily Load)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Reception in Philadelphia

*Program will run as listed for all cities in Eastern Time Zone and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Phoenix. Lunch will be served in all six locations. Phoenix event also includes breakfast at 9 a.m.

Continuing Legal Education

We expect that this program will offer substantive CLE credit for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions. 

For more information, contact Julia Figurelli-Masucci or Lindsay Smith.

Program Contacts

Julia Figurelli-Masucci

Lindsay Smith