Continuing, Comprehensive and Cooperative: Engagement strategies from the Denver region

APA Colorado Chapter


Tuesday, July 30, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. MDT

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This webinar will highlight community engagement best practices from the Denver region.  Attendees will learn about in-person and online techniques used by local and regional governments designed to increase and sustain public participation. Presentations will focus on engagement strategies for comprehensive, strategic and regional planning and provide insight into strategies used to improve communication between local governments and the public when developing and implementing plans.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about strategies to engage and inform the public about planning initiatives

2. Hear about engagement and participation trends in the Denver region


3. Discover how to improve communication with residents from early planning stages through plan implementation


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Lisa Houde, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Lisa Houde, AICP, is a public engagement specialist with the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Before joining DRCOG, she was a planning and land use consultant at a Denver-based firm. Prior to that, she worked as a senior city planner for the City of Minneapolis, primarily reviewing major land use ... Read More

Glenda Lainis, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Glenda Lainis, AICP has been the Policy Planning Manager at Thornton for over 18 years where amongst other responsibilities she oversees the development of long range plans for the fast growing Denver suburban community. In the last few years, Glenda and her staff have developed four Station Area Master Plans ... Read More

Sarah Huntley

Confirmed Speaker

Sarah Huntley is the engagement manager for the City of Boulder, CO. In this role since October 2018, Sarah oversees citywide efforts to make engagement on city-related issues more meaningful and inclusive. She provides strategic counsel, capacity-building and implementation support, at varying levels, to departments across the organization. Sarah also ... Read More

Travis Parker, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Parker has been Planning Director for Lakewood, CO since August 2011. Since that time he has led the updates of the Lakewood zoning code and comprehensive plan as well as developed the City's first sustainability plan and lead major planning efforts surrounding the West Corridor light rail. His ... Read More

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