Building Community Support for a Public-Private Partnership
Marketing & Community Engagement
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 1-2:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
222 America's Center
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.
- Learn how to engage a broad audience to gain critical support for a public-private partnership project.
- Learn to use multiple platforms for engaging audiences.
- Learn how to implement public input into a project while respecting competing factors such as historically protected features.
NPS Historian Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Director of Communications
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
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
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.
Owner / Director
Haley Sharpe Design Limited
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.