Engage Your Elected Officials! The Importance of Political Leadership

Start Date
07/26/2018
End Date
07/26/2020
Description
American Trails will present this Webinar on July 26, 2018. Presented by a panel of elected officials, this webinar will discuss successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents.

Learn from this panel of elected officials about successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents. These political leaders discuss the importance of recreational/active transportation trails in helping communities to thrive via economic development, health & safety, environmental sustainability and inclusiveness/diversity in the context of transformative projects, emphasizing critical lessons learned. This webinar highlights best practices for collaboration among advocates, decision makers and key stakeholders in their efforts to facilitate bicycle-pedestrian, transit-friendly and complementary trail infrastructure.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
No
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes

- Gain awareness of current local/state trail initiatives and past/ongoing success stories re: trail development.
- Understand effective tactics and strategies to engage elected officials and move trail network projects forward.
- Develop insight into generating 'buy-in' for policy proposals among key stakeholders, including "elected.”
- Better comprehend viable communication/education approaches via authentic dialogue with political leaders.
- Become knowledgeable about how to interact and collaborate with elected officials in an impactful way.
- Meaningfully connect with elected officials with case studies providing insight into their priorities & concerns.
Instructors
Brian K. Housh (Midwest Policy Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Patrick Wojahn, (Mayor of College Park, MD), Rose Gowen (Commissioner of Brownsville, TX), Tom Henry (Mayor of Ft. Wayne, IN), and Harry LaRosiliere (Mayor of Plano, TX)
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Course Codes
Provider
American Trails


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