Byways 101

Part 3: Public & Community Involvement

Learning Objective #1: Building Local Support & Identifying Stakeholders

Explain the importance of building local support, and how to identify key stakeholders who may either support or oppose the development of a byway initiative.

Building Local Support

Building local support at every stage of the byway planning process is absolutely crucial. How effectively you develop your plans depends directly on the ideas, energy, interest and expertise of many people. Begin soliciting community participation early to help you identify potential support and also to see potential opposition.

Planning for the future of a scenic byway is an exciting and dynamic process; it ultimately requires a commitment to its completion. With a plausible plan of action, a dedicated community, lively public discourse, and an effective strategy for management, you have a good chance for successful results.

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