Byways 101

Part 3: Public & Community Involvement

Recommended Resources

Making The Grassroots Grow: Building And Maintaining Effective Byway Organizations (America’s Byways Resource Center, 2003). This book moves through the steps essential to creating and sustaining byway organizations, including fostering community and stakeholder involvement, choosing an organizational structure, developing funding sources, planning for designation and long-term viability, and working with groups. Electronic copies may be available from the National Scenic Byway Foundation. Specifically, you may want to review Chapter 3, “Which One’s for You?” (pgs. 71-151) to learn about the basic characteristics of each structure, its advantages and disadvantages, and read case studies from America’s Byways.

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