On Demand Webinar

Public Engagement Jackpot | How Your Agency Can Win Big with Truckee RPA

On-Demand Now Available!
Educational Credit: 1.0 (APA AICP CM)

Learn how TMRPA in Nevada is making its own luck by going online to engage 1000s.

The stakes are high in planning for regional growth in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Truckee Meadows RPA reveals the winning strategy for online public engagement! They show the use of resident survey data in action, providing a clear path to the best regional plans.

Jeremy Smith shares how TMRPA used public engagement to build broad public support for infill development in core areas to stop the sprawl. Lauren Knox tells us how they used 53,290+ survey data points to inform their 20-year Truckee Meadows Regional Plan.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Foster inter-agency collaboration with unified engagement
  • Gamify public engagement to create a great online experience
  • Use a multi-phase engagement approach to guide citizens in planning
  • Build resident support and buy-in for transformative scenarios
Average rating: 4.8/5

“The presentation was really well put together. I really enjoy when a presenter is able to get to the key takeaway first then dive into the specifics of that takeaway. Well done.”

“Great suggestions for thinking outside the box when it comes to public engagement.”

“This was a very helpful and insightful presentation. It provided good evidence on the effectiveness of online community engagement.”


Jeremy Smith

GIS Coordinator
Truckee Meadows RPA

Jeremy has been with TMRPA since 2011. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado (CU) and received his Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Geography from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). His research interests are wide ranging and include biogeography, GIScience, forest ecology, climate change and urban/regional planning.


Lauren Knox

Regional Planner
Truckee Meadows RPA

Lauren joined the TMRPA in 2014. Since graduating cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning, Lauren has been building her knowledge of planning and development in the Northern Nevada area. Lauren previously worked in the Building Division at the City of Reno and was an intern with TMRPA, the City of Reno and Washoe County.

Dave Biggs, MetroQuest

Dave Biggs

Chief Engagement Officer

Dave is a die-hard champion of community engagement and has built a reputation for leading edge community outreach. He’s an internationally-recognized speaker, author, and public engagement strategist. Dave serves as an advisor on best practices for public involvement with planning agencies such as APA, FHWA, and TRB and public participation organizations such as IAP2 and NCDD.

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