Communication and Public Awareness

Decisions made by the COMPASS Board of Directors 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. We aim to have an ongoing dialogue with the public, stakeholders, and elected officials on issues that affect them and the future of their communities. Those efforts are guided by the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan and the Public Participation Workgroup.


Public Participation
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. Public participation is guided by the COMPASS Public Participation Plan (Chapter 2 of the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan), as well as Title VI and other civil rights plans. Learn more.  


Education
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.


Outreach
COMPASS also develops written materials and shares information in the form of the newslettersnews releasestechnical reports, an online annual report, email blasts, and social media. We are also available to speak to your group on issues such as transportation, growth, regional planning, and more.


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

For more information, to schedule a presentation, or to be added to an email list, contact Amy Luft at 208/475-2229.


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