Effective Communication with Elected Officials

Making the Case for Trails

This webinar will discuss successful tactics and strategies employed by trail programs across the country to engage lawmakers in securing public funding and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks in leading communities.

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Event Details

November 03, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
  • Note:

    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
    Learning Credits
    are available for this webinar.

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    Webinar Outline


    This webinar will discuss successful tactics and strategies employed by trail programs across the country to engage lawmakers in securing public funding and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks in leading communities. These political and trail community leaders discuss the importance of recreational/active transportation trails in helping communities to thrive via economic development, health & safety, environmental sustainability and inclusiveness/diversity. This webinar will highlight best practices for collaboration among advocates, decision makers, and key stakeholders in their efforts to facilitate transformative trail projects, emphasizing critical lessons learned.

    This webinar be moderated in a forum format with curated questions that the presenters will answer, but will also allow time for additional attendee questions.

    Additional presenters to be determined.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand effective tactics and strategies to engage elected officials and move trail network projects forward.
    • 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.

     


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    Presenter


    Ashley Jones-Wisner, Principal Owner, Ashley JW, LLC
    Lawrence, Kansas

    Ashley Jones-Wisner, principal owner, most recently served as Senior Director of Public Affairs for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), where she spearheaded communications and legislative affairs efforts for the agency. Ashley left KDHE in June in order to establish Ashley JW. Prior to working at KDHE, she was State Policy Director for the nonprofit KC Healthy Kids, where she garnered national attention for her work to reduce the sales tax on food. Ashley holds a BA in Marketing from Baker University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

     


    Closed Captioning

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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

    Learning credits are free for attendees for American Trails webinars and the International Trails Symposium, as well as for other conferences, webinars, and workshops we offer credits for. Learn more here.


    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.

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