In July, the Greater Washington Partnership hosted the Metropolitan Civic Leadership Alliance for a daylong convening to share best practices, engage federal leaders, and celebrate the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act or IIJA).  

We caught up with Rolando Amaya, Senior Vice President and Capital District Leader at WSP USA, and Jon Godsmark, Senior Managing Director for Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, who joined the convening, to get their assessment on the potential for the Alliance going forward. 

The Metropolitan Civic Leadership Alliance includes business-led civic organizations in 11 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas in the United States, representing nearly 20 percent of the country’s population and 30 percent of its national GDP.