The good, the bad and the ugly of public engagement
Wednesday, October 2nd at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.
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Attend In Person:
U of I Legacy Pointe Conference Room, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, Boise. Free off-street parking is available in the Idaho Water Center and Ada County Courthouse garages. More information and links maps can be found here.
About our Speakers:
As we continue our 2019 CPA series, our October 2 session will look at public engagement. Examples will be shared of successful public engagement as well as not so successful public engagement. We are excited to welcome Kâren Sander and Anne Hausrath as our speakers for this month.
Prior to joining HDR as the Idaho Marketing and Business Development Manager, Kâren spent more than a decade leading the Downtown Boise Association, where she was deeply involved in the transformation of the urban core through collaborative advocacy and economic development.
She had the opportunity to lead a very nimble and organized team that hosted over 40 event days a year, provided excellent communication to both the community and businesses, created an annual marketing campaign and lead the public and media relations for the organization. She worked closely with property owners and site selectors to attract new businesses to downtown Boise, providing valuable data and materials to assist in their decision making. Following her tenure with the DBA she had the opportunity to work in Commercial Real Estate and managed the district council for the Urban Land Institute of Idaho.
Anne and her husband have lived in Boise since 1977. They have three adult children and six grandchildren. Anne is a founding mother of the Boise Peace Quilt Project and the successful effort to Save Hulls Gulch. She served on the Boise City Council for eight years in the 1990s and is currently active with Artisans for Hope, the Boise Advocacy Group of Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Boise Bike Boulevard Coalition, and board member and Streets Team Co-Captain for the North End Neighborhood Association. Her favorite modes of transportation since age eleven are bicycle around town and trains for long distances.
The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho’s College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Learn more about the Citizens Planning Academy here.