VFA and Client New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority to Present on Prioritizing and Funding Projects
BOSTON—October 23, 2012—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be co-presenting with client New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority at the 17th annual New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference (NMIFC), October 23-25, 2012 in Taos, N.M. VFA will also be exhibiting in Booth 30.
Michael Wintz, business director, state and local government/education, VFA, and Bob Gorrell, executive director, New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority, will be presenting “Prioritizing Projects at the Local Level: The Public Schools Model, How it Works and How it Could be Applied to Your Community” on Tuesday, October 23, at 3 p.m. Jimmy Rodriguez, executive capital analyst, Capital Outlay Bureau, Department of Finance and Administration, will moderate the session.
The funding prioritization model for school capital funding in New Mexico allocates funds to objectively-determine “greatest needs.” The model is regarded as a national best practice and considered fair by New Mexico’s school districts. Attendees will learn if a similar model can be used by local communities and/or regions to allocate funding in a more efficient and effective manner.
VFA helps public school systems to effectively demonstrate the need for funding and create capital budgets based on accurate, objective data. VFA will be featuring its facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®, and its facility capital planning and management software, VFA.facility®. VFA.auditor offers facility managers an efficient and cost-effective way to gather reliable facility condition data across school facilities. It is a standalone solution for schools that conduct assessments with their own staff or a complementary solution for schools that also use third parties for assessments. Integration with VFA.facility lets schools take advantage of robust prioritization, business intelligence and what-if scenario tools to develop a defensible capital plan.
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