Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00am
St. Paul, MNUnited States
About the Event
Effective communication is central to every environmental project, from conducting public meetings and managing relationships between public and private partners to working with stakeholders to implement roadside management projects. This conference highlighted the critical role of communication in creating and maintaining environmental projects—and how you can use it to achieve positive results.
Keynote speaker John Njord, executive vice president of Tom Warne and Associates, LLC and former chief executive officer of the Utah Department of Transportation, explored the inherent connection between transportation projects and people. In addition, the conference included an awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Awards.
Keynote: Oh no, you mean I have to talk with them?
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Working in Indian Country: Forging Successful Relationships
Water Quality Tools and Rules
- Beth Neuendorf and Barb Loida, MnDOT (1.43 MB PDF)
- Brett Troyer and Andrea Hendrickson, MnDOT (1.4 MB PDF)
Transportation Projects are Everyone’s Project—Project Outcomes Based on Public Outreach
- Robin Caufman, Central Corridor LRT Project (2 MB PDF)
- Beth Kunkel and Rachel Haase, Kimley-Horn and Associates (2.56 MB PDF)
- Megan Powers, Grass Roots Solutions (2.73 MB PDF)
It Looks Good On Paper But Doesn’t Fit a Gantt Chart: Managing the Paper Process to Implementation
- Craig Johnson, MnDOT (5.6 MB PDF)
- Bob Rogers, Brent Theroux, and Ron Leaf, Short Elliott Hendrickson (2.35 MB PDF)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit Applications
- Sarah Wingert and Ben Orne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (3.53 MB PDF)
- Environmental Justice, Kim Collins, MnDOT Office of Civil Rights Todd Clarkowski, Peter Leete, and Dwayne Stenlund, MnDOT Crystal Boyd, MnDNR Ken Graeve, MnDOT Dan Gullickson, MnDOT MnDOT Office of Environmental Stewardship and facilitated by the Center for Transportation Studies and the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.