Our Public Involvement Team has heard this a lot recently:
Can public engagement move forward with social distancing restrictions in place?
Simply put: Yes, it can.
Public outreach has harnessed the power of the Internet for quite some time now. Project websites, email updates, on-line surveys, social media and more already comprise the core elements of most communications toolkits.
Even before COVID-19, we were working with public agencies to begin offering online public meeting tools to further extend their reach.
Now, online meeting technology is improving daily, offering more and more flexibility to advance public engagement, almost seamlessly.
With all these resources at our fingertips, the public’s voice can still be heard and projects don’t have to stall. Below is information to help keep your projects moving forward. I hope you’re staying well in the midst of so much change. I welcome your input on what you’d like to see in future editions of