Municipal Infrastructure Leadership Share Knowledge on Delivering Cost-Efficiencies for Public Projects at ‘SmarterCape Summit 2’ in Massachusetts

Municipal Infrastructure Team Leader and PLDW Principal Teno A. West and Senior Counsel Bruce H. Tobey were featured speakers at the SmarterCape Summit 2 held in May in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The Summit, an initiative of the SmarterCape Partnership, was established in 2011 to advance regional collaboration among Cape Cod municipalities in the areas of the environment, the economy, development, education, healthcare, transportation and government.

“There is enormous financial pressure on municipalities to deliver cost-effective and sustainable public projects, and we commend members of the Partnership for their foresight and understanding of the value and benefits that regional collaboration will bring to the residents of the towns,” said Mr. West. “Bruce and I were pleased to join the distinguished group of experts that Summit organizers brought together for this important event.”

Attorney Tobey, former Mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, presented a case study on how another Massachusetts coastal region addressed wastewater issues under the banner of ‘Smarter Environment: The Wastewater Challenge – Modeling the Solutions’ with co-panelist Ken Moraff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Attorney West joined Sharon Nunes of IBM and Angus Jennings, Director of Land Use Management with the Town of Westford, Massachusetts, for a panel entitled ‘Smarter Development: Public-Private Partnerships’. He and his co-panelists discussed the options and opportunities for the private and public sectors to work together towards a smarter future. Both panels received broad coverage in Cape Cod media.

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