For mayors, infrastructure has always been a critical aspect of their work. From potholes to bridges and broadband, mayors are thinking about innovative ways to address. The list of infrastructure needs includes more than the physical structures that residents may see.
Now more than ever, mayors need to focus on the unseen infrastructure that most time does not net political benefits but are critical to the long-term future of the municipality. The pandemic is continually reshaping our community infrastructure needs from energy, water, and gas. Municipalities must navigate how to fund and communicate effectively to their community about these infrastructure needs.
Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison talk with Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin about public private partnerships, exploring innovative funding options and other infrastructure needs during the May Mayoral Roundtable.