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Maximizing Your Bond Package


For the past few months, William Spencer, P.E., President and Professional engineer at MHS Planning and Design has been collaborating with Dr. Laci McRee an associate professor of kinesiology and Ziad Kharrat, RLA, MPA the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Denton on their Texas Recreation and Parks Society presentation on “Maximizing your Bond Package”. 

During this session, participants walked away with the following key take aways:

  • Learning Objective 1: Participants will know the key factors related to statewide bond trends.

  • History Repeats Itself and your Bond History Matters

  • Determine your Golden Factor to know where you community fits in the bond analysis.

  • Parks are well received by the voting public and people are willing to fund them through bond measures

  • Learning Objective 2: Participants will be able to identify common bond busters and strategies to address them.

  • Your city’s political climate matters.

  • Be proactive in establishing a trusted team to handle your bond campaign.

  • Engage with the community and allow them to champion the bond projects.

  • Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to identify the top bond management solutions.

  • Know the strengths and limits of your city staff.

  • Establish a schedule that considers several items like priority lists and debt capacity.

  • Deliver the project intent in a timely manner



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