In 2009, PlaceMatters worked with the planning firm Civil Resources on two projects to create two comprehensive plans, one for Lyons, Colorado and one for Woodland Park, Colorado. Both projects were recently awarded 2011 APA Colorado Merit Awards. Woodland Park’s Comprehensive Plan process won in the Category of Community Engagement, and the Lyons Comprehensive Plan won the Outstanding Planning Project category.
Both projects leveraged had local resources, including the time of many residents, to make the Comprehensive Plans living documents with tremendous amounts of community support. PlaceMatters provided civic engagement design and implementation for both projects. Our public engagement campaigns included strategies for including youth, multi-media opportunities to provide input via the project websites we created, and the use of our Brainstorm Anywhere and keypad polling techniques in live meetings.
Congratulations to Civil Resources and the rest of the team members on both projects! We are proud to have been part two award-winning teams!
More info at the two sites PlaceMatters created: