February 7, 2013
Ilana Preuss, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Smart Growth America
Ruth Randleman, Mayor, City of Carlisle, IA
Dan Cucchi, Attorney, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
Nora De Cuir, Managing Director, PMC Community Engagement and Facilitation Services
Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Extreme voices are appearing at local planning meetings – in some cases asking tough questions and in other cases attempting to shut down public discussion about a community's future. Join this session to talk with local elected officials about their experiences facing this fire, and then work in breakout groups with these leaders and other experts to learn and share best practices on ways to get all the players to the table, gaining a clear understanding of honest property rights concerns, using effective and clear language to explain local efforts, and how to build a trusting relationship from the local government to the community. Participants will learn new techniques and sharing what works best from their own experiences.