Contact: Brian Gillen
The Midwest Regional Offices of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in collaboration with their Federal Partners hosted a two-day Federal place-making training session - Delivering Opportunities and Outcomes for Communities - on January 12th-13th, 2017 in Chicago. The training was targeted towards Federal staffs interested in learning how to work with diverse communities and was designed to provide new perspectives, skills as well as information about resources in order to support successful local outcomes. The training was to also increase and enhance attendees' understanding, knowledge and skills to:
- Navigate Federal Government: Using high-value resources across the federal government and creating cross-agency partnerships to leverage these resources;
- Navigate Local Communities: Understanding how local communities and partners operate by gaining insight into local government structures, stakeholders, resources and networks and learning how to leverage these community assets to improve outcomes; and,
- Partner Effectively: Successful partnering with community stakeholders to drive positive results.
Day One, January 12th, of the training featured several Lightning Talks, Panel Presentations, and Case Studies that helped illustrate the role of federal agencies in community-based efforts. Day Two, January 13th, the "Tools & Tech Training Sessions" were conducted in addition to site visits to community-based collaborative projects. Tools from several Federal Partners were demonstrated. In addition, US DOC EDA also presented the Federal Asset Mapping Pilot of Cook County.
Training Presentation & Materials:
DAY 1 Presentations