Building Community Support for a Public-Private Partnership

Track
Marketing & Community Engagement
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 1-2:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
222 America's Center
Description
The CityArchRiver project is a true public-private partnership. Federal, state, and local agencies joined together in 2009 to develop solutions to challenges facing the Gateway Arch grounds and surroundings. The Arch was severed from the city it represented by a tangle of infrastructure elements. The grounds were not accessible to many, and the museum under the Arch had become dated. Learn how organizers built community support that provided public and private funding, a renewed sense of ownership, and a connected park that helps rejuvenate tourism.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn how to engage a broad audience to gain critical support for a public-private partnership project.
  2. Learn to use multiple platforms for engaging audiences.
  3. Learn how to implement public input into a project while respecting competing factors such as historically protected features.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Robert Moore
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
NPS Historian Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Organization: 
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Presenter: 
Ryan McClure
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Communications
Bio
Ryan McClure is the Director of Communications for CityArchRiver Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure that the Gateway Arch, its grounds, and neighboring public space and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, well-supported resource for decades to come. McClure serves as the main spokesperson for the ongoing renovation of the Arch grounds and surrounding areas. He oversees all public information about the Foundation and CityArchRiver project including messaging, media relations, social media and web development
Presenter: 
Scott Newman
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Architect
Organization: 
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Bio
Scott Newman FAIA is a partner with the architecture firm Cooper Robertson, and is partner-in-charge of the new Museum of the Arch project in St. Louis.
Presenter: 
William Haley
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Owner / Director
Organization: 
Haley Sharpe Design Limited
Bio
As founder of Haley Sharpe Design, leading museum exhibition design company, Bill brings over 35 years of master-planning, design and coordination experience, specialising in North American projects.