Countdown to Public Participation - A Policy Building Breakdown for Municipal Officials

Countdown to Public Participation - A Policy Building Breakdown for Municipal Officials


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The clock is ticking . . . Is your municipal Public Participation Policy ready to go?

Late last year the Alberta government made changes to the Municipal Government Act to require all Alberta municipalities to adopt a public participation policy by July 23, 2018. Sounds simple enough—but what comes next? What’s the best way to conduct public participation? What are other municipalities doing? What would an effective policy look and sound like?

If any of these questions sound familiar, we’re here to help. The Countdown to Public Participation webinar will cover three key aspects of understanding public participation and creating a public participation policy: Background & Key Concepts, Ingredients to Good Policy, and Making it Work (After it's Passed). 

In addition, just for showing up we’ll leave you with a practical step-by-step template that you can use to build your own public participation policy.


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Kim Hyshka is an incredibly accomplished public engagement professional. Owner and principal of Dialogue Partners, Kim supplies a wealth of knowledge and an approach to engagement that focuses on what really matters: relationships, values, and empathy. Kim is also an active member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 Canada) and a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer.

Chelsey Jersak, MA, RPP, PMP, A seasoned land use planner, Chelsey founded Situate in 2016 after a decade of leading planning projects throughout central Alberta and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Consistently balancing innovation with pragmatism, her work focuses on plain language policy and regulatory solutions to address root problems and achieve tangible, community-oriented results.