Webinar Recording: Engaging Stakeholders in Your Community’s Projects

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be emotionally-charged and potentially controversial. Therefore, the projects that engage as many residents and stakeholder groups as possible throughout (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/428493906)the planning process have a better chance of incurring support of the larger community.

On November 13, 2012, the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/Pages/default NULL.aspx) (NACo) presented a webinar (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/428493906) in partnership with NADO Research Foundation that discussed strategies to engage elected officials and other community leaders in community planning projects. This webinar featured innovative strategies from regional planning projects and a “clinic” to critique outreach materials submitted by a select number of HUD 2010/2011 sustainability grants recipients.  Speakers included Elisa Ortiz, Smart Growth America (http://www NULL.smartgrowthamerica NULL.org/); Bethany Wilcoxon, Des Moines Area MPO (http://www NULL.dmampo NULL.org/) (Iowa); and Carol Davis, New River Valley Planning District Commission (http://www NULL.nrvpdc NULL.org/) (Virginia).

View the webinar recording here (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/428493906). For more information, contact Cindy Wasser at NACo at [email protected] or 202.942.4274.


This webinar was produced by NACo, through a subcontract agreement with NADO Research Foundation. NADO Research Foundation provided overall guidance and project direction. The work that provided the basis for this webinar was supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government.

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