In the United States, transportation development projects must navigate a complex legal framework for engaging and consulting with the public, agencies, and Native American tribes. Through their over 35 years of combined experience completing complex transportation planning and development projects, 106 Group and Zan Associates have found that the benefits of meaningful engagement and collaboration outweigh the perceived risks and ultimately result in better projects that enjoy greater community support. To guide you through this challenging process, we will be presenting at a session at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Conference. Come join our discussion!
Session 23: Make Your Outreach Plan More Effective
Wednesday, March 4 at 3:15pm (Plaza 1)
Moderator: Kimberly Sannes, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
A robust public engagement plan can get people talking, learning from each other, and working together to create solutions. Presenters will highlight best practices and share real-world examples to inspire you about your next project.
Getting Everyone to the Table: Developing a More Effective Outreach Plan
Jenny Bring, 106 Group; Charleen Zimmer, Zan Associates
Case Study: Building Partnerships With Key Stakeholders to Improve Transportation Services for Local Residents
Timothy Evans, Dakota County
Stakeholder Communications and Engagement During Regional Transitway Construction: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Robin Caufman and Sam O’Connell, Metro Transit
For a preview of what to expect at our session, see our paper, “Meaningful Solutions to the Complexity of Native American Consultation & Collaboration” written by 106 Group’s Anne Ketz and Bo Connelly.