Educational Credit: 1.0 (APA AICP CM)
Bob Brendal from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Maggie Doll from Burns & McDonnell discuss how they engaged over 7,700 people on their 2017 LRTP update.
Connecting with the public on long range planning is not easy. The issues are complex and the public is often preoccupied with short term issues. So what does it take to engage thousands of people across a broad demographic and collect meaningful input on preference and priorities?
This highly-visual webinar showcases the Missouri Transportation Future case study along with proven best practices, research findings, and practical tips to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for LRTP projects.
Average Rating: 4.8/5 stars
“I’m going to make your next session required for our planning and public engagement staff.”
“The best presentation on outreach I’ve ever attended (and I’ve done outreach since 1993).”
“Really well-organized and digestible. Lots of good ideas on how to get citizens engaged.”
Bob has more than 40 years’ experience in the communications field and has been with the MoDOT’s Communications Division since 2011. He coordinated the public involvement effort for MoDOT’s environmental studies of Interstate 70, and managed the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. As part of these efforts, Bob won three awards– Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity, AASHTO Skills Award for the nation’s best public involvement approach, and Chief Engineer’s Award for innovation.
Maggie has 15 years of experience in communications, public involvement and public/media relations in both the public and private sectors. She primarily focuses on wide range of planning, policy and design projects. Previously, Maggie served as Chief of Public Involvement for the Kansas Department of Transportation, where she led statewide collaboration and outreach efforts. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Master of Public Administration.
Dave is a die-hard champion of community engagement and has built a reputation for leading edge community outreach. He is an internationally-recognized speaker, author, and public engagement strategist focusing on the use of software tools to enhance community participation for planning projects. With over 20 years of experience, Dave is honored to serve as an advisor on best practices for public involvement to many planning agencies such as APA, FHWA, and TRB and public participation organizations such as IAP2 and NCDD.
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