Livable Communities Through Public Involvement (8:00am-5:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

This one-day workshop is intended to train professionals to lead Creating Livable Communities through Public Involvement Workshops. Participants will learn how to lead the one-day workshop which is designed to help government-sponsored boards and commissions, advocacy, business, and neighborhood-based groups and individuals work collaboratively to create great communities through public involvement. Participants will learn organizational models and strategies for teaching others how to most effectively work together on pedestrian and bicycle transportation projects and safety programs. The intent is to achieve better outcomes that have community buy-in and support.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the “ingredients” of what makes a “livable community.”
  • Identify the type of public involvement groups, their roles and responsibilities, and their relationships to government and other stakeholders.
  • Understand current structures and opportunities for public involvement in order to identify what is missing and what could be improved.
  • Create publicly-supported and trusted policies, programs, and projects.
  • Articulate how 25 people can create positive change.
  • List specific examples of what has worked in other communities.
  • Clearly identify priorities, next steps, and a clear vision of the future.

This training is being led by Toole Design Group.

Located in State 1