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Public Involvement Working Group

Mission
The AMPO Public Involvement Working Group supports public involvement in metropolitan transportation planning that meets federal requirements and strengthens the delivery and stewardship of programs, projects, and the transportation system.    

Goals
Provide a forum for communications and sharing of public involvement best practices, guidance, and resources that support:
•      Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in meeting federal requirements related to public involvement.
•      MPOs in efficiently integrating public involvement into their programs, projects, and activities in a way that uses resources effectively.
•      Public involvement practices that build public trust and relationships, and gain participation from a diverse group of stakeholders.
•      The use a wide range of public involvement strategies, techniques, and methods to meet the diverse needs of MPO stakeholders, projects, programs, and activities.

Identify opportunities, challenges, needs, and emerging issues in public involvement.

Communicate and share best practices, guidance, resources, and activities with other AMPO committees and at AMPO events, as appropriate.

Leadership Group
•      Linda Alvarado-Vela, Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
•      Melissa Roberts, Atlanta Regional Commission
•      Christopher Ryan, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization
•      Amanda Wilson, North Central Texas Council of Governments

AMPO Contact
•      Rachel Roper:  rroper@ampo.org or 202-624-3682

Meetings
•      Kick Off Meeting – April 17, 2017

4.2017 PIWG Meeting Summary

PI Working Group – April 2017 Meeting Slides

•      Webinar – June 12, 2017

6.2017 PIWG Meeting Summary

2017-06-12 AMPO PI Working Group Webinar Rockwell

•      AMPO Planning Tools and Training Symposium Public Involvement, Title VI, Environmental Justice, and Equity in Practice provided attendees with an overview of public involvement practices, including federal requirements, public participation plans, environmental justice & Title VI, and community engagement evaluations.  The session included presentations, interactive activities, and open discussions, with a focus on sharing practical examples of facilitation techniques, outreach methods, as well as an emphasis on connecting attendees with one another.

Title VI EJ and Equity

Regulations Exec Orders and Policies in Practice

Strategy and Messaging

PI Evaluation

•      Quarterly Meeting/Webinar:  June 12, 2017