Free Webinars on Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement

News Brief

June 24, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC— The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce two new free webinars in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement: Organizational Models for Public Involvement
Thursday, July 3, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/918249618

Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement: How to Create and Run Effective Advisory and Advocacy Groups
Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/301333722

(You must register for each webinar separately.)

Ongoing, sustainable and effective public involvement is one of the cornerstones of creating a great community. This is a two-part webinar series exploring how to create more livable communities through public involvement.

The first webinar, Organizational Models for Public Involvement, will explain why public involvement is necessary, identify the types of public involvement, and review organizational models and opportunities for public involvement. Attendees will learn specific institutional changes they can make to better involve the public in all projects and programs, thereby creating better communities for walking and bicycling.

The second webinar, How to Create and Run Effective Advisory and Advocacy Groups, will explain why and how to create and run effective advisory and advocacy groups. Attendees will learn detailed techniques for recruiting members, maintaining active participation, effecting change, and creating positive working relationships between the public and governmental agencies. Advocates and local governmental officials will find this webinar beneficial.

Both webinars are presented by Peter Lagerwey, Seattle Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group.

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.