IAP2’s Ambassador Program is in full swing. The program, launched as a pilot earlier this year, brings together passionate IAP2 members from across the United States to amplify the message of good P2 and connect colleagues and organizations to the tools and knowledge available to achieve it.

Good P2 matters now more than ever and is needed to design trusted, transparent processes that bring people to the table and ensure good decisions are made together. We know that organizations need supported and sustainable decisions and we know that the public desires increased transparency, feels they have a right to be involved in decision making process, expects to be heard, and are experiencing increased polarization and outrage.

Bring IAP2 USA  to a community near you!

Using IAP2’s Core Values and Ethics as a foundation, Ambassadors are meeting with public, private, and non-profit agencies throughout the U.S. to achieve program goals, which include:

  • raising the awareness of what good P2 is
  • building support for strategic alliances
  • increasing institutional support for P2

Whether it’s presenting at conferences, showcasing Core Values on social media, meeting with public works and transportation agencies, spreading the word at trainings, and starting and growing local chapters, Ambassadors are showing the world what is possible with good P2.

Meet our IAP2 USA Ambassadors   

Catherine Smith, CP3

Catherine Smith, CP3

Partner, CityWorks People + Places      
San Diego, CA


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Jennifer Colbert

Jennifer Colbert

Public involvement, community engagement & communications specialist.
Suwanee, GA

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John Godec

John Godec, MCP3

Expert Communication Strategist and Facilitator
Phoenix, AZ

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Wendy Nowak

Wendy Nowak

Principal, Public Outreach Practice Leader, Placeworks
Orange County, CA

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Natalia Hentschel

Natalia Hentschel

Public Participation & Community Engagement Specialist, Katz & Associates - San Diego, CA

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Reilly Thimons

Reilly Thimons

City Planner & Community Engagement Specialist, BendonAdams,
Grand Junction, CO


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Francesca Patricolo

Francesca Patricolo

Planner II, Portland Bureau of Transportation - Portland, OR


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Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf, MCP3

Community Engagement Director, JEO Consulting Group, INC.
Omaha, NE


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Melinda Greenwood

Melinda Greenwood

Public Outreach Professional
Ogden, UT


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Lisa Carlson

Lisa Carlson

Partner at Engaged Public                     
Greater Denver Area, CO


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Frankie Burton

Frankie Burton

Project Manager, Katz & Associates,
San Francisco Bay Area, CA


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Stephen Buckley

Stephen Buckley

Environmental Engineer & Public Engagement Specialist, NEPA
Chatham, MA



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Wendy Lowe, CP3

Wendy Lowe, CP3

Owner, P2 Solutions; Partner, The Participation Company. 
Idaho Falls, ID

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Ashley Tinius

Ashley Tinius

Community Outreach Specialist, KIPDA
Louisville, KY


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Doug Sarno

Doug Sarno, MCP3

President, Forum Facilitation Group     
Washington D.C. Metro Area


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Cassie Hemphill

Cassie Hemphill

Professional Development Manager, IAP2
Missoula, MT

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Emily Michaelson

Emily Michaelson

Public Participation & Strategic Communication Specialist , Katz & Associates, - San Diego, CA

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Ambassador Tools   

One of the perks of being an Ambassador is access to tools that promote good P2. The Ambassadors aren’t the only folks that have access to this information, however. All IAP2 members can download and use the official, rebranded brochure and postcard. Click the images to download. (Keep current call out box for brochure and postcard. Delete the pledge box for this page).

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For more background on the program and to hear from the Ambassadors in their own words check out the most recent Ambassador webinar.

Questions?

Please contact Ambassador Program Manager Stacee Adams at stacee@somers-jaramillo.com and 801-647-8136.

Get acquainted! Watch the webinar:

FAQ's  


IAP2 staff keep you well supplied with support and resources including a ready-made toolkit with promotional materials, a presentation, and communication tools to help you reach out to organizations in your community. Ambassadors will be asked to participate in quarterly conference calls and can work one-on-one with staff to set up an action plan and/or get support to identify organizations to reach out to.




Ambassadors have flexibility to do as much outreach as they can, whether that is reaching out to organizations that can benefit from good P2 and helping them learn more or getting them to sign Core Values pledges. The relationships created by the Ambassadors will bring greater awareness to IAP2’s ethics and values, and ultimately, lead to more opportunities to make good decisions together.





Toolkit materials will be provided to Ambassadors who participate in the program. These include:

  • Fully developed presentation about IAP2, ethics, core values, and good P2 that can be customized
  • Customizable letter to pitch a presentation to an agency
  • Letter of support for agencies to use to gain internal support for P2
  • Core Values Pledge template
  • Branded IAP2 materials included presentation, postcard, spectrum of participation, etc
  • Official IAP2 email account if requested



Interested in becoming an Ambassador? We are currently recruiting and looking specifically for IAP2 members with skill, experience, and success at promoting causes or events. If you would like to be considered please email Stacee Adams at stacee@somers-jaramillo.com




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