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Join Us at the 2017 Planning Partners Conference in Adams County, CO
Join Us at the 2017 Planning Partners Conference in Adams County, CO

Join Us at the 2017 Planning Partners Conference Adams County, CO

Local Agency Coalitions – Successful Coordination for Project Execution
1:15-2:30 PM, Friday, September 22, 2017, Adams County Government Center, Conference Center
4430 S. Adams County Parkway | Brighton, CO 80601
Coalitions comprised of local, state, and federal agencies have been very successful in delivering transportation studies and improvement projects throughout the Colorado Front Range in recent years. Incorporating a variety of stakeholders, both at the technical and elected-official levels into the decision-making process has led to unified local agency support for transportation improvements. This support has proven key in securing funding for construction projects. Our presentation will highlight Wilson & Company’s collaboration with, and assistance to, the C-470 Corridor Coalition in identifying a design solution, selecting a funding mechanism, leveraging local match dollars to secure construction funding, and coordination of parallel design and NEPA processes. This is a true success story as construction is currently underway on the $276M C-470 Express Lanes project through the design-build process.  
Jon Chesser, Wilson & Company, Denver, CO, Colorado Environmental Operations Manager
Maureen Paz de Araujo, AICP, Wilson & Company, Colorado Springs, CO, Senior Transportation Planner
Things You’ll Learn
  • The power of unifi ed local agency support
  • How recent coalitions have created a model for success
  • The value of engaging both technical staff and elected officials early in the decision-making process
  • Lessons learned from our coalition experiences
Meet Our Presenters
Jon is an environmental program and NEPA project manager with 16 years of experience all phases of project delivery, from planning through construction. He has extensive experience working with the public, private stakeholder groups, and federal, state and local agency coalitions to meet a variety of project goals.
Maureen has over 30 years of experience, focusing in travel demand modeling and long range transportation planning. Central to her work are integrated corridor and subarea studies that have taken projects from concepts through design, permitting, funding and implementation. Maureen was the consultant Project Manager and
Technical Lead for the Crossroads Area Transportation Study (Larimer County, 2001), a project led and directed by an early, informal Local Agency Coalition.