Some use a one-way outreach model or PR tactics as a substitute for real engagement. At Turn Corps we generate authentic dialogue by seeding local, personal conversations and creating thought-provoking communications.
Our communities are changing. Rural towns are building and maintaining local economies. Suburban cities are dealing with urban issues. Demographics are shifting. Traffic and congestion are increasing. And constituents are demanding better planning leading to greater vibrancy.
With change comes the opportunity to collaborate. Whether you’re a decision maker, a developer, or represent something in between, there’s no question that the demand for participatory planning is increasing.
It’s in this spirit of solutions that we started Turn Corps and are introducing our newest venture - Burbo. A Summit for the Suburbs.
We know any kind of change can cause anxiety, but we also know that inviting people into a process will result in a shared understanding of the need, collaborative problem-solving, and a better end result.
Through our years of work engaging policymakers, citizens, business owners, and civic leaders throughout Colorado communities, we identified a gap in cross-jurisdictional cooperation to solve emerging regional issues.
Burbo is an annual idea summit, taking place each May, that brings together 25 to 30 key elected officials and leadership staff from targeted cities and counties grappling with the same challenges.
This group will travel outside the state for a 2-day intensive to learn what leaders in other parts of the country are doing and bring the best ideas home
The 2020 Summit is focusing on homelessness, housing, and workforce. Click here for more information.
Bryan Blakely has 18 years of experience in local government ad- vocacy and public engagement across Colorado. He has run political campaigns and organized small and large coalitions at the local and state level on policies, legislation and highly visible development and infrastructure projects.
Some of the issues he’s focused on include:
land development | land conservation | water | infrastructure | property + sales taxes | disruptive companies + industries | energy | transportation | natural resources | tax increment financing | economic development | new technologies
Bryan’s clients rely on him to provide critical relationships, ef- fective political strategies and public engagement tactics to drive positive outcomes.
Sara O’Keefe has 18 years of experience developing and execut- ing communication and outreach strategies that engage com- munities and stakeholders in critical social, economic, and policy discussions and decisions.
Over the course of her career, she’s led strategic marketing / communications campaigns and public engagement efforts fo- cused on the following issues:
ozone pollution | transportation | obesity + diabetes | tobacco + marijuana | eminent domain + public financing | public-private development | water + natural resources | energy + alternative fuels | early childhood development | health care policy + financing | affordable housing
Sara is an expert in positioning strategy and messaging prioriti- zation and has led such efforts for statewide, multi-million dollar education campaigns.