Public Participation - Community Relations. Nancy Whittle Office of Environmental Community Health EQC Administration 896-8967. Definition of Public Participation.
Office of Environmental Community Health
“Public Participation is any process that involves the public in problem-solving or decision-making and uses public input to make decisions.”
(International Association of Public Participation)
“A full range of actions and processes that EQC uses to involve the public in our work.”
(EQC Public Participation Task Force)
The right message,
To the right people,
At the right time.
Keys to making it happen …
1. Plan and budget for effective public participation.
2. Learn to be effective communicators in the public participation process.
3. Providing information that the community can understand and use.