ERIC Number: ED164340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effective Public Meeting in Water Quality Planning: When to Hold It, How to Design It, Prepare for It, Conduct It, Use and Report on the Information Obtained From It, Evaluate It, Budget for It. Guide 1.
Ragan, James F., Jr.
This guide defines the concept and function of the public meeting as conducted by a public agency. It offers advice on selecting appropriate meeting places and when best to hold these meetings to encourage maximum citizen participation. The guide discusses the conduct of both formal and nonformal meeting formats. The communication techniques useful in preparing for and conducting the meeting are discussed with suggestions for enhancing preparation and participation by the public. Methods of gathering feedback from the meeting and reporting to the agency and to the public are presented as well as methods for evaluating the effectiveness of meetings. A chapter is devoted to considerations of budgeting for the public meeting. A checklist for preparation for a public meeting is provided. An appendix provides an annotated bibliography for further reading. (RE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Public Affairs.
Note: Contains occasional marginal legibility