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Exploring TDOT and Memphis MPO’s Next Level Public Involvement Strategy

Educational Credit: 1.0 (APA AICP CM)

Learn how to increase public engagement and interagency coordination while improving efficiency and lowering costs.

In this webinar, speakers from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Memphis MPO) will highlight how local and state agencies are working together to engage the broader Tennessee community with a deep dive into the Memphis MPO’s Regional Transportation Plan, Moving Together 2050!

Kate Horton, Principal Planner (Memphis MPO), will take us through each phase of the virtual public involvement process from preparation to outreach to reporting, demonstrating best practices throughout. Stacy Morrison, Community Transportation Planning Manager (TDOT), and Jennifer Marshall, MPO Program Senior Planner (TDOT), will provide the details behind their unique partnership strategy with all Tennessee MPOs, from sharing tools and best practices to more inclusive engagement and improved coordination and efficiency.

Learn how to coordinate statewide public engagement for greater efficiency, more inclusive engagement and stronger coordination between regional and statewide plans!

In this webinar, we will explore:

  • Best practices for virtual public engagement set-up, promotions and reporting
  • How local-level engagement can support state-wide planning
  • Creative ways to collaborate with regional agencies and community groups
  • Cost-effective ways to coordinate MPO activities and DOT plans
Average Rating: 4.2

All 3 presenters were very knowledgeable and prepared. Good facilitator too. I learned a lot and got a lot of ideas!

Great presentation. It was very informative and interesting to hear how the DOT and MPOs work together!

Thanks for providing examples of methods of engagement.

TDOT and the Memphis did a GREAT Job!

Kate Horton from Memphis MPO

Kate Horton

Principal Planner

Memphis MPO

Kate Horton is a Principal Planner with the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO). Kate’s specialty areas include the development and maintenance of the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program, pedestrian and bicycle planning, etc. Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University.

Jeniffer Marshall from TDOT

Jennifer Marshall

MPO Program Senior Planner

Tennessee DOT

Jennifer coordinates with the 11 Metropolitan Planning Organizations of Tennessee monitoring planning activities with the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Long Range Planning Division. Prior to TDOT, Jennifer interned with the Memphis Urban Area MPO. Jennifer received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Rhodes College and holds both an M.S. in Geography and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning both from the University of Memphis.

Stacy Morrison from TDOT

D. Stacy Morrison

OCT Planning Manager

Tennessee DOT

Stacy possesses over 20 years of planning experience, having served prior as the Municipal Land-Use Manager for the City of Chattanooga and as Regional Director of Planning for the State of Tennessee. Stacy is currently the Planning Manager for the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Office of Community Transportation. Stacy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's in Public Administration and a minor in Economics.

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