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The Key to Great Public Engagement Results: How KYTC Engaged 8300+

Educational Credit: 1.0 (APA AICP CM)

Join KYTC and MBI as they share their formula for exceptional online public engagement results!

Policy-oriented and long-term transportation planning are topics that residents are reticent to give input on in the best of times. In this webinar, experts from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Michael Baker International share the story behind their exceptional public engagement success!

The Kentucky Statewide Transportation survey engaged over 8300 participants and collected more than 140,457 public responses and comments in just over a month. Jacob Huber (KYTC), Jeff Moore (MBI) and Patty Dunaway (MBI) share the complete story of their public engagement process, from creating an effective survey to gather the data they needed, to designing promotional strategies to attract difficult to reach audiences, and developing data-rich, actionable reports for stakeholders and decision makers.

Join us for an exciting deep dive into how creative strategies and proven best practices can be utilized to achieve exceptional public engagement results!

In this webinar, we will explore:

  • Designing meaningful surveys to capture input from 1000s
  • Increasing engagement on long range and policy-oriented projects
  • Promotional tactics to drive diverse and inclusive engagement
  • Creative ways to collaborate with district offices and MPOs
  • Analyzing results for data-driven, actionable reports
Average Rating: 4.2

Very well organized and presented webinar. Good illustration of how a comprehensive survey tool can be properly structured to obtain meaningful information from a broad cross section of the state population.

Great explanation on their process and feedback from the public.

There were some interesting insights shared about how the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet developed and used their survey to get input and ideas for their transportation plan.

Keep up the good work!


Walter Jeffery Moore, AICP

Technical Specialist V

Jeff served as a planner with the Division of Planning at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District Three Office, Kentucky for over 31 years. He is currently employed as a transportation planner for Michael Baker International. Since 2004, Jeff has been active with the Transportation Research Board committees, Environmental Justice, Community Impact Assessment, and is currently the chair of the Committee on Public Engagement and Communications.


Patty Dunaway, P.E.

Vice President / Office Executive

Patty is currently the Office Executive for the Louisville Office of Michael Baker International. She began her career at KYTC as a scholarship student in 1990, worked in various areas including construction, design, and planning. Before retiring in 2018, Patty served as Chief District Engineer for the District Four Department of Highways Office in Elizabethtown for ten years and as State Highway Engineer for two years. She has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering.


Jacob Huber, P.E.

Project Engineer

Jacob Huber is currently working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning. He has worked KYTC for 12 years after working for a consultant for 4 years. He has worked in design and construction, and is currently working in planning. He graduated from Centre College and the University of KY, and lives in Frankfort with his wife Sarah, daughter Willow, and sons Sage, and Oakey. He enjoys a good laugh, and his kids said he built the best jungle gym in the whole world.

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