As grassroots organizations continue to become more active and effective, government agencies and companies cannot afford to be without an effective plan to involve multiple stakeholders in issues of community concern. More than ever, citizens and interest groups are experts at organizing and sophisticated in their use of media, litigation and lobbying.
Government agencies and companies that attempt to “sell” interest groups on a project risk public failure. Organizations that utilize public participation programs often encounter less opposition to public works projects, simply because the public and interest groups have been invited to help shape a project from the very start.
Tucker/Hall provides counsel to a number of municipalities and agencies interested in gaining public acceptance of a variety of projects, from large parking structures, pipelines, water treatment and other water facilities, to stadiums and community master plans. Our public involvement work begins with a strategic plan that identifies potential stakeholders and issues, analyzes alternative courses of action and recommends tactics and a plan for implementation.
Our public affairs consultants have proven their effectiveness in helping governments develop effective external communications programs, using research, critical thinking, traditional media and community relations skills.