Webinar: “Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement”
Date: Thursday July 03, 2014 & Thursday July 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required)
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) presents a two-part Thursday webinar series exploring how to create more livable communities through public involvement:
Part I: “Organizational Models for Public Involvement” (July 03)
Part II: “How to Create and Run Effective Advisory and Advocacy Groups” (July 17)
Ongoing, sustainable and effective public involvement is one of the cornerstones of creating a great community.
Part I will explain why public involvement is necessary, identify the types of public involvement, and review organizational models and opportunities for public involvement. Attendees will learn specific institutional changes they can make to better involve the public in all projects and programs, thereby creating better communities for walking and bicycling.
Part II will explain why and how to create and run effective advisory and advocacy groups. Attendees will learn detailed techniques for recruiting members, maintaining active participation, effecting change, and creating positive working relationships between the public and governmental agencies. Advocates and local governmental officials will find this webinar beneficial.