Hunter Gardner

Posted by | February 26, 2021
Making The Invisible Visible: A Look at Diversity in Local Government and Equity in Community Engagement in 2020

The Diversity Dashboard is a year-round project conducted by ELGL, made possible by their staff and PublicInput.com. First started in 2018, the Diversity Dashboard is the first ever national data...

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Posted by | February 9, 2021
NCHRP Project “Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success” To Enter Next Phase of MPO Outreach

Information Forums will be open to all MPOs and partners to participate in nationwide research project. The first forum, on micromobility, has been announced: RSVP here. February 9, 2021 Washington,...

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Posted by | February 4, 2021
GovLove Podcast: Community Engagement During COVID-19

Ashley Traynum-Carson from The City of Asheville recently joined PublicInput.com CEO Jay Dawkins on GovLove, the podcast produced by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Recorded on Inauguration Day 2021, Ashley,...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) — a pillar of environmental law that has undergone little reform since its creation 50 years ago — saw major rollbacks this summer after...

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Posted by | June 22, 2020
5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

Mixed-mode surveying — using a variety of traditional and virtual tactics — is a proven public engagement best practice. Now, in light of COVID-19, government organizations have been put in...

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Posted by | March 19, 2020
Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

In light of the coronavirus, government organizations are finding themselves in a new landscape when it comes to public engagement. Local, regional, and state governments face two major challenges: How...

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Posted by | March 12, 2020
Communication During Coronavirus: Webinars, Engagement Playbook & Turnkey Public Engagement Software

Public engagement efforts tend to follow a regular ebb and flow, but the arrival of COVID-19 is dramatically changing that. For organizations this crisis is unprecedented, and consistent communication with...

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Posted by | March 2, 2020
Unified Public Involvement: How DOTs are accelerating project development through better data management

How can we accelerate projects by making public involvement more efficient and more meaningful? A recent webinar featuring public involvement work from NCDOT and Utah DOT took a look at...

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Posted by | January 22, 2020
Transit agencies: 3 steps to gather more public feedback that can also increase ridership

“Who is our audience?” It is important for transit agencies to ensure that current riders are having a great experience, but too often our reach is constrained to just those...

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Posted by | January 6, 2020
Public engagement questions to ask consultants during a ‘shortlist’ interview

Public engagement is an important part of your consultant’s work, yet many agencies can have trouble deciding which consultant can truly accomplish their public engagement goals. The key is making...

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