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Bryan A. Mantz CMC
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Last updated: 5/16/2018
Mr. Bryan A. Mantz CMC, President, GovRates, Inc.
Certified Member -- Chapter: At Large
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GovRates, Inc.
1988 Varick Way
32707  United States
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833 468-7526 (Phone)
833 468-7526 (Fax)
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  Government/Public Sector, Utilities
  22: Utilities, 54: Prof, Scientific, and Technical Services, 92: Public Administration
  Finance, Marketing, Process Improvement, Project Management, Strategy/Planning
  Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM ), Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
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MBA with Honors, Concentration in Finance, Rollins College, 1999

BS in Economics, Concentration in Entrepreneurial Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

BAS in Management and Technology, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Experience in performing the following services to public utility and solid waste enterprises:

Rate and Cost of Service Studies
Strategic Business and Resource Planning Services
Business Plans
Capacity Fees / Impact Fees and Other Charges to New Development
Capital Financing Plans
Bond Feasibility Studies
Valuation and Acquisition Studies
Contract Negotiations, Developer Agreements, Policy Development
Litigation Services and Expert Testimony
Customer and Sales Forecasting
Operational and Management Studies
Computer Modeling for Rates and Financial Planning
Social/Volunteer Organizations
I serve on the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) national Rates and Charges Committee, which consists of about fifty (50) leading utility industry consultants, utility directors, and academics; the group is responsible for writing and maintaining the AWWA ratemaking manuals of practice. I am also a member of the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Utility Management Committee.
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Publications - Papers and Articles:

Utility Rates and the Political Environment. Journal AWWA 103:8: Pages 51 - 62. August 2011.
Winner of the national 2012 AWWA Management & Leadership Division Best Paper Award.

Utility Impact Fees: Practices and Challenges. Journal AWWA 104:4: Pages E218 - E230. April 2012.
Winner of the national 2013 AWWA Management & Leadership Division Best Paper Award

Optimal Debt Management Practices for Local Government Enterprises. Journal of Government Financial Management. Fall 2012 Issue: Pages 18 - 22.

Utility Transfers to the General Fund: What Is Reasonable, Fair, and Legal? Journal AWWA. 104:10: Pages E530 - E539. October 2012.

The Finance Director's Role in Helping Public Enterprises Look Their Best. Government Finance Review. October 2012 Issue: Pages 50 - 55.

Preparing for Rate Studies and Bond Financings: Is Your Utility Ready? Florida Water Resources Journal. May 2013. Paper also presented at FSAWWA Fall 2012 Conference.

Developing a Management Dashboard for Local Government Enterprise Funds. Journal of Government Financial Management. Winter 2016.

Publications - Industry-Wide Manuals of Practice:

Co-author of AWWA Manual of Practice 1 (M1): Principles of Water Rates, Fees, and Charges, Seventh Edition. Published in 2017.

Technical reviewer of AWWA Manual of Practice 5 (M5): Water Utility Management, Third Edition. Scheduled to be published in 2018.

Co-author of AWWA Manual of Practice 29 (M29): Water Utility Capital Financing, Fourth Edition. Published in 2014. Wrote brand new, comprehensive chapter entitled “Preparing the Utility for Financing” that discusses certain utility best management practices and the characteristics of highly-rated or financially strong utilities, especially the factors over which utility managers have control.

Contributing author of AWWA Manual of Practice 52 (M52): Water Conservation Programs – A Planning Manual, Second Edition. Scheduled to be published in 2018.

Co-author of AWWA Manual of Practice 54 (M54): Developing Rates for Small Systems, Second Edition. Published in 2016.

Technical reviewer of WEF Manual of Practice 27 (MOP 27): Financing and Charges for Wastewater Systems. Scheduled to be published in 2018.


Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, "Preparing for Rate Studies and Bond Financings: Is Your Utility Ready?" Fall 2012 Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 27, 2012. Paper for presentation became article published in May 2013 edition of Florida Water Resources Journal.

Florida Rural Water Association, "Utility Rates and the Political Environment: Establishing the Utility Business Foundation and Managing the Rate Approval Process." 2013 Annual Training Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida, August 14, 2013.

Florida Government Finance Officers Association, "Utility Infrastructure Financing." School of Governmental Finance, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 5, 2015.

Florida Government Finance Officers Association, "Financial Planning for Enterprise Funds: Tips and Strategies." School of Governmental Finance, Fort Myers, Florida, October 27, 2016.

American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation, "Managing Utility Growth: A Financial Perspective." Utility Management Conference, Tampa, Florida, February 8, 2017.

Florida Government Finance Officers Association, "Revenue Enhancement Opportunities for Enterprise Funds." School of Governmental Finance, Jacksonville, Florida, October 25, 2017.
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