Attendees at The Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year ceremony look ahead to the new year and discuss what they feel will be the biggest stories of 2020.
January 13

The Deal of the Year awards recognize innovation in municipal finance and represent the full diversity of the communities and public purposes that are served by the municipal finance market.

Deal of the Year
Donna Mills, Treasurer of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, accepts the DOTY ESG/Green financing award for its $545 million offering of Proposition C sales tax revenue bonds.
December 6
Michael Discenza, CFO of North America Transurban, accepts the DOTY Public-private partnership financing award for the $262 million of senior lien revenue bonds issued by Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.
December 6
Michael Gaughan, Executive Director of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, accepts the DOTY Small issuer financing award for its $31.5 million issuance of local investment bonds.
December 6
Sarah Riordan, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, accepts the DOTY Midwest award for its $625 million issuance of bonds secured by lease rental payments for its Community Justice Campus.
December 5
Jacqueline Sargent, General Manager of Austin Energy, accepts the DOTY Southwest award for city of Austin’s $464.5 million offering of taxable revenue bonds to fund its acquisition of a biomass-fired power plant for the city’s electric utility.
December 5
Andre Douzdjian, Chief Financial Officer of the San Diego Association of Governments, accepts the DOTY Far West award for its $331 million capital grants receipts revenue bond.
December 5
Pamela Frederick, Chief Financial Officer of the Battery Park City Authority, accepts the DOTY Northeast award for its $673 million bond offering for resilience projects in a neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
December 5
Photos from The Bond Buyer's annual gala honoring exemplary public finance transactions and Trailblazing Women in Public Finance.
December 5
Michael Scarchilli, The Bond Buyer’s Editor-in-Chief announces that the $6.5 billion CommonSpirit Health financing, the largest ever by a not-for-profit health system, won The Bond Buyer’s 2019 Deal of The Year award. Dan Morissette, CFO of CommonSpirit Health, accepts the award for the deal which consisted of both a complex debt restructuring and new money reimbursement.
December 4
Courtney Shea, winner of the private sector Freda Johnson Award for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance, speaks at The Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year ceremony Dec. 4.
December 4
Ritta McLaughlin, winner of the public sector Freda Johnson Award for Trailblazing Women, speaks at The Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year ceremony on Dec. 4.
December 4
The deal consisted of both a complex restructuring of nearly 50 series of debt and new money reimbursement, and generated the largest order book for a municipal not-for-profit transaction, with $40 billion in orders.
December 4
The first recipient of the Innovative award is the Cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas’ nearly $1.2 billion taxable refinancing.
December 4
The Vermont Municipal Bond Bank is the Small Issuer honoree for its $31.5 million issuance of Local Investment Bonds.
December 4
The bond bank is the winner in the Midwest for its $625 million issuance of bonds secured by lease rental payments for its Community Justice Campus.
December 4
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida wins the Southeast for a $347.6 million refunding utilizing "Cinderella bonds," which employ a crossover taxable and tax-exempt structure.
December 4
The first-ever honoree in the P3 category is Transurban’s 95 Express Lanes for $262 million of Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, issued by VSBFA, to fund its 10-mile Fredericksburg Extension project.
December 4
The San Diego Association of Governments’ $331 million capital grants receipts revenue bond sale is the honoree in the Far West.
December 4
The Health Care winner is the $6.5 billion CommonSpirit Health financing, the largest ever by a not-for-profit health system.
December 4
The Battery Park City Authority claimed the Northeast crown for its $673 million offering for resilience projects in a neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
December 4
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