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Virtual Infrastructure Panel
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM MST
Category: Programs

How will the infrastructure bill change A/E/C in Colorado?

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill touches so many critical systems—roads and bridges, passenger and freight railways, waterways, mass transit, ports and airports, the water supply, and even broadband access—that it can be hard to wrap your head around its potential impact. The bill represents a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure, as well as a tremendous opportunity for Colorado’s A/E/C industry.

To help us better understand the full scope and impact of the bill, SMPS Colorado has assembled a virtual panel of industry professionals who will share their insights into the bill, in particular the types of projects it will support, and offer their thoughts on how attendees can take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity. The panel will also discuss the impacts of Senate Bill 260 (Sustainability of the Transportation System) and the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the legislative actions and how they will impact both public and private projects.
  • Learn about the types of projects that the infrastructure bill will fund.
  • Find out the anticipated timing of bill funding.
  • Discover steps you can take to position your team for projects funded by the bill.


LaSheita Sayer
President and Founder, Women Who Charge
Owner and Principal, ZoZo Group


Marilen Reimer, CAE
Executive Director
American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

Marilen is responsible for executive leadership that involves advocating on engineering issues at the state, local and federal levels; overseeing continuing education and public relations programs; building strategic partnerships with other organizations and governmental agencies that impact the design and construction industry. 

Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Mayor Starker is honored to represent his city in metro-wide collaboration with several local organizations.  He is currently vice-chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus and chairs their committee on Housing, Hunger and Homelessness.  He is a member of the DRCOG and the Mile High Flood District boards of directors. 

Johnny Olson
Move Colorado

Johnny brings a wide range of perspectives on the infrastructure bill. He provides an engineer’s perspective as the Colorado Director of Transportation and Operations with Horrocks Engineers, a locality’s perspective as the recently elected to Greeley City Council, a unique understanding of transportation funding as the President of MOVE Colorado, and the DOT’s perspective as he was Deputy Director of CDOT where he worked for almost 30 years. It is safe to say that Johnny is a Transportation guy.

Tim Hayashi, PE
Lead Engineer - Transportation
Collins Engineering

Tim is the lead engineer for transportation for Collins Engineers. Tim has worked for a number of engineering firms as well as the Senior Engineer and Director of Development Engineering for Mesa County. He has been following the infrastructure bill through the process and provides a perspective on how engineers and localities will adopt and integrate the Infrastructure Bill, SB 260 and other initiatives.

Ticket Prices:
$45 Members
$60 Non-members


CEUs Available: 1, Marketing Planning (Domain 2)

Note: Only SMPS Colorado Members may register at member pricing.
Participants will receive Zoom meeting details in the registration email. If you are a member of another SMPS Chapter, are experiencing job insecurity or work for firms strictly limiting marketing expenditures, please email the admin for the free registration code.