Jeanne Milliken Bonds

Senior Manager, Regional Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Jeanne Milliken Bonds is the Senior Manager, Regional Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In her role, she provides leadership for strategic stakeholder collaboration and community-level solutions, focusing on low- and moderate- income and underserved communities in support of the Federal Reserve System’s Community Development function.  Jeanne leads several Federal Reserve System teams, including a team focused on the Community Reinvestment Act and c0-leads a team focused on rural policy issues.  

Jeanne previously worked for the N.C. Courts as a special assistant and Deputy Director to the Chief Justice and the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center where she focused on community and economic development initiatives across North Carolina. She also served as an elected official on a town council in N.C., including Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor. And, she has worked closely as an advisor with several N.C. Governors in efforts focused on economic well-being and growth of both urban and rural communities.

Jeanne has led and served on a number of community and statewide boards of directors. She has a B.A. in Economics and a M.P.A. (concentration in public policy) from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill. In 1997, she was North Carolina’s recipient of the national Henry Toll Fellowship from the Council of State Governments

Tuesday, October 1
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Smart City Project Financing: Choosing the P3 Structure that is Right for Youstage
Sit in on this engaging fireside chat as project developers and financiers take a deep dive into the bringing a smart city deal to fruition. Topics to be addressed in include how to anticipate technology changes, the legal and tax mechanisms available and how to determine which ones are appropriate as well as the pros and cons of various P3 structures.
Wednesday, October 2
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm • Workshop: Financing 3.0—Making Your Smart City Project a Reality with Federal, State, Local, Private and Crowd-Sourced Resources
In this interactive workshop, join legal and financing experts who will walk through use cases of various financing structures and funding programs such as those offered by the Small Business Administration, the Department of Agriculture, State grants as well as PACE (property assessed clean energy) financing. Other topics will include private sector financing options including Opportunity Zone Funds, Impact Funds, EB-5 and Crowd Funding.