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SMPS Board Meeting 12:00 pm
SMPS Board Meeting
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office. FREE and open to members! Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.
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Alaska Project Tour – Loussac Library 2:00 pm
Alaska Project Tour – Loussac Library
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alaska Project Tour - Loussac Library @ Loussac Library | Anchorage | Alaska | United States
Get the inside scoop on the Loussac Library renovation! Join RIM Project Architect Monica Sullivan, AIA NCARB CDT for a tour of the library’s new and updated features. Monica has been involved with the library renovation since day one, from the focus groups, master planning, and design.[...]
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October Luncheon: Public Involvement 11:30 am
October Luncheon: Public Involvement
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
October Luncheon: Public Involvement @ Dena'ina Center | Anchorage | Alaska | United States
SMPS ALASKA OCTOBER LUNCHEON: Public Involvement Panel Public Involvement scenarios are often the most direct way an A/E/C firm interacts with their broader community on topics of their expertise. Learn from local Public Involvement Professionals about the connection between Public Involvement and Business Development, and how to make[...]
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Oct
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Tue
2017
October Luncheon: Public Involvement
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SMPS ALASKA
OCTOBER 
LUNCHEON:
Public Involvement Panel

Public Involvement scenarios are often the most direct way an A/E/C firm interacts with their broader community on topics of their expertise. Learn from local Public Involvement Professionals about the connection between Public Involvement and Business Development, and how to make the most of each Public Involvement opportunity. 

Speakers Include:

  • Katherine Wood, HDR
  • Anne Brooks, Brooks & Associates
  • Van Le, AICP, R&M Consultants
  • Rachel Steer, DOWL

If you have a question you would like to ask the panel, please e-mail it to Rose Hanson (programs@smpsalaska.org) by Thursday October 12.

Learn More About Our Speakers:

Katherine has 15 years’ experience providing public involvement planning, communications strategy, management, and facilitation for infrastructure development projects in Alaska. Katherine’s expertise has resulted in increased public confidence and defensible processes. For Anchorage International Airport Master Plan Update, Katherine led a highly successful PI program that received the 2014 Public Outreach Award from the American Planning Association, Alaska Chapter and the Northwest American Association of Airport Executives 2016 Corporate Award of Excellence. She is a member of the IAP2, developed HDR’s best practice document for environmental justice and limited English proficiency (LEP) outreach techniques and presented on EJ/LEP at several national conferences. Recent clients include Alaska DOT&PF, AIDEA, AMATS and BlueCrest Energy.

Anne established Brooks & Associates in November 1993 to provide a variety of technical support to architectural and engineering firms doing business in Alaska. The firm’s current emphasis is on public participation — bringing the public’s voice to projects that will affect them. Anne has more than 17 years of experience working with stakeholders around the state, particularly on transportation projects including on the Parks Highway, Glenn Highway, and Seward Highway. Anne is adept at compiling documentation of public issues and translating technical documents and graphics for the lay public, and has successfully led public involvement on numerous controversial projects.

Van is a Certified Senior Level Planner and a Certified Public Involvement Specialist through the International Association for Public Participation. She is a former Municipal Planner with 14 years of experience in the public and private sectors and is experienced in effective and open communications for a diverse set of stakeholders in Alaska. Van has proven leadership for planning and executing public outreach campaigns and communicating project objectives, capital improvement funding and project milestones to residents, agencies, business stakeholders, community groups, municipal staff and elected officials. She specializes in land use compatibility, code analysis, community development, multi-modal transportation planning, regional planning and project management, as well as area-specific master plans. Van also specializes in Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC) and Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) public outreach methods. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and actively serves on the AMATS Complete Streets Committee, ITE Alaska Section Active Transportation Committee and on the Board of the Alaska Chapter of WTS – Women in Transportation Seminar. Van holds a M.S. in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University and a B.A. in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia.

Rachel is DOWL’s senior public involvement lead. She was born and raised in Anchorage and is well known in the skiing community with roles on the Kincaid Project Group and the Alaska Winter Olympians Foundation. Rachel has run public involvement for several high-profile DOWL projects, including the Glenn Highway/Muldoon Road Interchange and Northern Access to UMed. She is currently working on the Seward Highway: O’Malley Road to Dimond Boulevard and Midtown Congestion Relief projects.

Sincerely,
Rose Hanson
SMPS Alaska Chapter
Nov
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Wed
2017
SMPS Board Meeting
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Dec
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2017
SMPS Board Meeting
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Jan
10
Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Feb
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Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Mar
14
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2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

May
9
Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

Jul
11
Wed
2018
SMPS Board Meeting
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SMPS Executive Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon-1pm. Locations are different each time, typically at a member’s office.

FREE and open to members!

Please RSVP to White@rmconsult.com to attend.

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