Essentials for Effective Public Engagement

APA New York Upstate Chapter


Thursday, December 6, 2018
8 a.m. - noon EST

Rochester, NY, United States

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This session will contain a series of interactive modules covering a variety of topics related to effective public engagement. There will also be a half hour set aside for breakfast at the start of the session. The training workshop will provide an in-depth discussion of areas of public engagement that are essential for effective planning.

The modules will also allow opportunities for attendees to examine their own unique experiences and challenges in obtaining effective public input. The following are the five modules that will be covered in the training workshop:

·         Why Engage

·         Essential Concepts

·         Tools & Methods;

·         Engagement Planning and Design

·         Reducing Risk


Susan Hopkins

Invited Speaker

Susan Hopkins offers over 14 years of planning experience, specializing in economic development, public finance and policy analysis. She also specializes in strategic meeting facilitation and public engagement techniques tailored to economic development projects. Prior to joining Highland Planning, Hopkins served as a Detroit Revitalization Fellow and Program Manager with ... Read More

M. Andre Primus

Invited Speaker

André is a native of Rochester. He studied for his B.S. in Geography with a Minor in Environmental Design at SUNY University at Buffalo after graduating from School of the Arts as a dance major. He founded RocShare, the area’s leading alternative economics organization, and has spoken about ... Read More

Tanya Zwahlen

Invited Speaker

Tonya has more than 15 years experience in the fields of planning and community development. She is currently leading the public engagement efforts for the Regional Transit Service System Redesign, the Strong Neighborhood of Play development, the City of Rochester Comprehensive Plan update, the Tonawanda Parker Boulevard Complete Streets project ... Read More

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