Communication and Public Awareness

Decisions made by the COMPASS Board affect how the region will grow over the next 20+ years and how our transportation system will accommodate that growth. Those decisions will affect your daily commute, your neighborhood, your lifestyle, and even your health.

COMPASS strives to communicate and disseminate information in a clear and concise manner and to have an ongoing dialogue with the public, stakeholders, and elected officials on issues that affect them and the future of their communities. The Public Participation Workgroup, comprised of members of the public, advises COMPASS staff on public outreach and education efforts. Those efforts are further guided by the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan, which includes the COMPASS Public Involvement Plan. In 2015, COMPASS conducted a random household survey to determine the public’s awareness, knowledge, and opinions of COMPASS and its work products. This survey will be used to help improve COMPASS communication programs and provide baseline knowledge in preparation for the next update to the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan (planned for 2018). Link to survey results.

Public input is used by COMPASS staff, advisory committees, and the COMPASS Board of Directors as they make decisions affecting the future of the Treasure Valley. Learn more about COMPASS public involvement and civil rights plan here; if you are interested in joining the Public Participation Workgroup, contact Amy Luft for more information.

To facilitate dialogue and provide learning opportunities, COMPASS hosts an education series where it brings speakers on a variety of topics to the Treasure Valley to share their expertise through free presentations to public and professional audiences. COMPASS also recognizes local leadership and innovative projects though its annual Leadership in Motion awards.

COMPASS also develops written materials and shares information in the form of the newsletters, news releases, technical reports, an online annual report, email blasts, and more. Contact Amy Luft if you’d like to be added to an email list.

COMPASS is available to speak to your group on issues such as transportation, growth, regional planning, and more. Contact Amy Luft to schedule a presentation.

Check the COMPASS calendar for information on meetings, speakers, public comment periods, and other events. Learn more about what COMPASS is up to on our Executive Director’s blog, and “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and visit the COMPASS YouTube channel. Link to social media terms of use.

Learn more about who COMPASS is, what it does, and how COMPASS can help you, here

Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, public agencies are obligated to provide competent language assistance to limited-English-proficient individuals. If you need assistance, please contact 208/475-2229. Bajo el Título VI del Decreto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, las oficinas públicas están obligadas a proporcionar ayuda competente, en su propio idioma, a las personas con limitaciones en el inglés. Si necesita asestencia, por favor llame al 208/475-2229.