We cut the red tape, so you can cut more ribbons and break ground on more projects that improve your community, while managing the interests of your taxpayers. Our expert public finance team and dedicated local bankers are ready to help you fund your capital needs, while providing day-to-day financial services to improve your cash position.


Our experienced Public and Nonprofit Finance team and dedicated bankers are positioned to help you fund your capital needs, while also providing day-to-day banking services to manage your cash position. Our team has a deep understanding of the unique needs of municipalities and local governments.

  • Monika Suarez, Western Alliance Bank
    Monika Suarez
  • Mieke Holkeboer, Western Alliance Bank
    Mieke Holkeboer
  • Joshua Lentz, Western Alliance Bank
    Joshua Lentz
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    Paul Hoffman
Monika Suarez, Western Alliance Bank
Monika Suarez
Managing Director, Public & Nonprofit Finance and Affordable Housing Investments
Mieke Holkeboer, Western Alliance Bank
Mieke Holkeboer
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Joshua Lentz, Western Alliance Bank
Joshua Lentz
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Paul Hoffman
Senior Vice President, C-PACE Financing

Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance provides a strong, reliable source of financing for municipalities and local governments, offering a comprehensive array of fixed rate and variable rate loans. We offer deposit and treasury management services, private placements of debt, direct lending and lease financing. Our group can create customized solutions with comprehensive, flexible lending terms that extend up to 20 years. We are committed to a streamlined credit approval process so you can secure the funding you need, when you need it.

All offers of credit are subject to credit approval.

C-PACE Financing

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a low-cost, long-term financing tool that can help commercial property owners and developers make profitable energy improvements to their buildings while reducing their environmental footprint. With C-PACE financing from Western Alliance Bank for eligible projects, you can diversify your capital stack, lower operating expenses and may even boost your property’s value.

More than 30 states have adopted C-PACE enabling legislation. Eligible projects may include energy efficiency, renewable energy, seismic retrofit, air purification and other upgrades to buildings in the private and nonprofit sectors.

As a C-PACE lender, Western Alliance Bank works with you to find the program administrator in your location, confirm that your project is eligible for financing and guide you through the approval process.


Clients We Serve

We offer financing solutions to virtually all types of public sector and municipal entities nationwide, including:

  • Cities and towns
  • Counties
  • Nonprofit hospitals, clinics and health systems
  • Colleges and universities
  • Independent and charter schools
  • Continuing care and senior living providers
  • Municipal utilities
  • Public school districts
  • States and state agencies
  • Special districts
  • Transportation authorities
  • Commercial Real Estate Developers
  • Commercial Property Owners

All offers of credit are subject to credit approval.

Additional Solutions

Western Alliance Bank offers a wide range of customizable business banking products and solutions, including credit, international banking and treasury management – as well as products and services for personal banking – all designed to respond to your needs and your timeline.

All offers of credit are subject to credit approval.


The skilled bankers that comprise Western Alliance Public & Nonprofit Finance are experts in a wide range of financing structures and create highly effective, tailored solutions for municipalities, local governments and nonprofit organizations.

Public and nonprofit financing tools include:

  • • General obligation debt
  • • Lease-revenue financing, including certificates of participation
  • • Other tax-backed debt
  • • Utility revenue debt
  • • Special tax assessment obligations
  • • Equipment financing
  • • Loans secured by real estate property or leasehold interest
  • • Other types of revenue-backed financing, including nonprofit, healthcare, affordable housing, senior living and education
  • • Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing

Through Western Alliance Bank, we offer deposit accounts, including demand deposit and money market accounts, as well as Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS) funds1.

All offers of credit are subject to credit approval.
1. Placement of funds is subject to terms, conditions and disclosures set forth in the agreements. Limits and customer eligibility criteria apply. Certificate of Deposit Registry System and CDARS are registered service marks of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.

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Working closely with clients to understand their goals and each project's unique needs is the cornerstone of our approach. We invite you to hear directly from our clients and learn what sets Western Alliance apart. 



Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance stepped in to provide streamlined financing to fund Phase 2 of a system offering solo drivers congestion pricing to use HOV lanes on the busy SR-237. This is a unique example of toll financing, where repayment relies exclusively on toll revenues with no taxpayer funds.

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    The City of San Carlos, an affluent community in the heart of Silicon Valley, had a long-held vision: Create a regional draw with a hotel on a high-profile gateway property, just off the 101. With the region’s resurgence after the recession, the impetus was unmistakable – act now or perhaps never.

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Being able to work with one responsive bank, a commercial bank vs. an investment bank, was more flexible, more convenient and ultimately more cost-effective.
Raj Srinath, CFO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Public and Nonprofit Finance
About Us

Western Alliance Public and Nonprofit Finance, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in providing financing to state and local governments and nonprofit entities with a high level of expertise and responsiveness. The group’s team of leading professionals has significant sector-specific expertise that stands out in the industry, serving clients from school districts and cities to local charities and larger nonprofit institutions. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. The bank is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.