People and Principles
The Project Team has been wanting to take a little step back and share some more information about who we are, and the principles that are guiding our work.
The Project Team
The Project Team is made up of two groups: The Steering Team is a committee of 13 people and the members are a mix of Town Councillors, Town Staff, and Citizen Representatives. The Consulting Team is the second half of the Project Team, a group of about 11 planning, engineering, and design professionals led by UPLAND Planning and Design. The individual people are listed at the bottom of this post. If you’re ever curious to learn more about the team or the project, just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Principles for Engagement
The community engagement efforts are guided by the following set of principles:
Amplify voices that are least often heard.
Provide a wide range of ways to participate, so everyone can contribute in a manner that is right for them.
Seek out and involve different perspectives.
Undertake the work in a way that is relatable, convenient, informal, and part of real life.
Be accessible and straightforward in communication.
Meet people where they are at, both physically and in respect for their experiences.
Foster a sense of excitement and agency over the future.
Focus on the big picture and the long term.
Encourage aspirational ideas and visions.
Bring common ground to the surface; don’t dwell on fractures.
Ensure input is fully and meaningfully integrated into the core content of the plan.
Plan the engagement activities around the information that is needed.
Demonstrate that the public is being heard throughout.
Make the process clear and transparent and be open about constraints.
Members of the Project Team
Matt Risser, Councillor and Committee Chair
John McGee, Deputy Mayor
Peter Mosher, Councillor
Bill Rice Citizen, Representative
Cheryl Lamerson, Citizen Representative
Gerry Rolfsen, Qualified Expert
Susan Sanford, Qualified Expert
Peter Goforth, Qualified Expert
Steffen Kaeubler, Project Manager
Erica Brook, Engagement Facilitator
Ian Watson, Planner
Juniper Littlefield, Planner
Oliver Bence, Landscape Architect
Angharad Wylie, GIS Analyst
Sasan Moradian, Graphic Designer
Lauren Shaw, Planning Intern
Neil Lovitt, Planning & Economic Intelligence at Turner Drake and Partners
Audrey Muir, Civil Engineer at CBCL Limited
Wendy Shearer, Heritage Landscapes Specialist