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Join the Kansas City American Planning Association and mySidewalk on March 31, 2017 for a lunch and learn. Together, we will explore how city planners can use data to positively impact their communities.

Lunch and 1.5 CM credits will be provided. Cost to attend is $15 for APA members and $20 for non-APA members. **If you are an APA member and do not know the discount code, please email micah.starr@wilsonco.com. Seats are limited to 30 individuals.

About this Lunch & Learn:

We now live in the information age where data is the raw material of innovation. As people who plan, manage, and shape cities, where your decisions come from and how they’re made matters. Today, many planners are beginning to make more sustainable, people-centered decisions that are rooted in data and analytics. However, accessing the overwhelming amount of information available, sharing it, and using that insight to move projects forward can often be difficult.

During this luncheon, Stephen Hardy, CEO at mySidewalk, will discuss how data has evolved the way cities interact with residents, and how that data can be used to build stronger communities. He’ll talk through why using data matters, the opportunities available to those who are able to truly harness it for good, and how, even without any GIS experience, anyone can use data to make an impact.

Following Stephen’s presentation, you’ll also hear from a few local experts to provide more context around harnessing data in the KC metro specifically.

The following individuals will be joining us and sharing their expertise:

Ed Foley: Management & Budget Services at the City of Olathe, KS
Ed Foley began his career in the private sector doing marketing and strategy work with such well-known brands as Hallmark, H&R Block and American Family Insurance. He then transitioned into the Public Higher Education sector leading student recruitment efforts at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus where he received his MPA. Today, Ed guides the City of Olathe with their Strategic Planning and Research efforts. He supports the City’s utilization of the Balanced Scorecard in strategic planning as well as oversees the City’s quarterly Citizen Satisfaction Survey, and the City’s involvement in the What Works Cities initiative. He serves on the Alliance for Innovation nextERA Advisory Group, and their mission is to serve as an advocacy group for 21st century innovative local government. Ed lives near Olathe in a rural setting with his wife, 11-year-old son and golden doodle dog, Champ. He enjoys spending time on his 178 year old family farm in NW Missouri as well as doing Masters Track & Field meets.

Triveece Penelton, AICP: City Planner and Project Manager at Vireo
Triveece is a city planner and public involvement innovator at Vireo. She is also the creator of the Digicate®, a software application for community engagement, which Vireo powers and utilizes as part of the outreach and information-gathering activities that are associated with planning projects. She has worked with community organizations and government agencies at the state, county, and local levels for years. The projects she manages blend planning with intensive public engagement, education, information sharing, messaging, and branding. Triveece’s strengths lie in developing and executing the communications and planning processes by which groups of stakeholders are strategically brought together to discuss the opportunities ahead of them through corridor, area, and comprehensive planning efforts that use creative and innovative tools to gather meaningful input. Prior to joining Vireo, Triveece served as a long-range planner with the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Planning and Development Department in its Planning, Preservation, and Urban Design Division.

Greg Kindle: President of the Wyandotte Economic Council
Greg has over 20 years of experience in community and economic development, primarily in the Kansas City market. He has served as the President of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council since 2011 and administers programs focused on business recruitment, business retention, marketing and workforce solutions. Greg and the WYEDC team identify ways in which to attract the right businesses for specific locations, retain the companies already located in the county, grow businesses through a variety of traditional and new approaches to economic development and identify strategies for long-term community growth, with the focus of establishing long-term relationships. His unique background in economic development is beneficial to assisting Wyandotte County’s continued successful economic transformation that has resulted in more than $2 billion in announced investments in the last three years.

Questions? Reach out to lauren@mySidewalk.com.

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