New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference

DBS&A will attend New Mexico Infrastructure Finance ConferenceDBS&A is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference (NMIFC).  We will have an exhibit booth where attendees can meet Engineers Chase Stearnes, PE, and Jennifer Hill, PE, and Funding Specialist Danielle Gallo.

The NMIFC is the largest event of its kind, and is being held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, from October 18 to 19, 2023. The conference helps support the planning and funding of sustainable infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico. Speakers at the conference will offer insight about technical assistance and financing to help facilitate planning and implementation of much-needed capital projects throughout New Mexico.

Jennifer Hill is on the conference organizing committee and will be a moderator for the session on Updates on Challenges in Utility Operations. She will also be conducting a mobile workshop and giving a tour of the groundwater treatment system for the Griggs-Walnut Superfund Project in Las Cruces. Ms. Hill is a senior civil engineer who has more than 30 years of experience in water and wastewater systems, including water storage, pumping, and pipelines. She is a professional engineer in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and California, and is also affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association and Water for People.

Chase Stearnes will be a panelist for Updates on Challenges in Utility Operations. Mr. Stearnes is a Professional Engineer certified in New Mexico, as well as a certified New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Water Supply Operator 2 and Project Management Professional. He has six years of experience supporting environmental engineering projects that include public water system operations and design, remediation, and stormwater drainage. Mr. Stearnes is also affiliated with the American Society of Engineers, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Water Environment Federation.

Danielle Gallo is a Funding Specialist who helps our clients to navigate the complexities of state and federal funding, answering questions about the grant process and seeing applications through from inception to award to ensure that our clients’ top priority projects can be completed in a timely manner, with the best financial outcomes. Our funding specialists can help to:

  • Identify funding sources
  • Research and interpret new funding legislation
  • Streamline the application process for grants
  • Prepare grant applications
  • Provide project scoping, costing, scheduling, and work plans to support funding requests
  • Assist with grant administration upon award

NMIFC will have up to 400 local governmental entities, legislators, federal agencies, special districts, school districts, tribes and pueblos, private organizations, and New Mexico businesses in attendance.