308 - VOTE! How to Plan a Successful Bond Program

Thursday, September 28
8:00 AM–9:15 AM

Location: Room RO8

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Planning, Design, and Maintenance
Session Type: Education Session
NRPA Three Pillars: Health & Wellness

Once community leaders identify the need for a new recreation center, how do they get voter support? This session reveals it’s not such a mystery, and there are indeed proven strategies behind successful public outreach programs. Through a series of recent case studies, this session outlines the key steps community leaders must take to gain support for a bond issue on a ballot measure in order to fund a new community recreation center.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Identify the steps in a successful process to gain community support for bond ballot measures.
Facilitate a feasibility study to understand a community's need and develop a program and building design accordingly.
Use graphics and a successful media relations plan to communicate with voters and garner support.