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Public input sought to shape NACOG’s future

Public input sought to shape NACOG’s future transportation outreach efforts

Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG), a planning and services  organization serving local governments in Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai counties, is asking area  residents to offer input through a brief survey on how NACOG can better engage with the public as it  develops a new “Public Involvement Plan” to guide public outreach and input gathering for transportation  planning. 

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“NACOG really values public participation as we work with local jurisdictions on their transportation  planning needs,” said Jennifer O’Connor, Planning Director for NACOG. “Planning within our region’s local  communities is most effective when we’re able to engage with those who live, work and travel here on a  regular basis throughout our planning process,” O’Connor said. 

The approximately five-minute survey is available in English and Spanish, and other languages may be  accommodated upon request. It will be available until September 21, 2022 and is accessible online at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R39Z983

The survey results will be used to identify a variety of methods that will be incorporated into NACOG’s  Public Involvement Plan. NACOG can then pick and choose from these options to engage with the  community based on the specific goals of the transportation study being conducted or plan being  developed. 

To request a paper copy of the survey or in a language other than English or Spanish, people may contact  Jennifer O’Connor, NACOG Planning Director, at 928-543-9144 or joconnor@nacog.org

NACOG is requesting that residents within their four-county region take the survey to share how they  would prefer to receive information and provide input as NACOG conducts studies and develops  transportation plans over time. However, there are two localized areas served by other planning  organizations that are considered outside of NACOG’s survey area. The “Prescott Urbanized Area” in the  central basin area of Yavapai County is served by its own Metropolitan Planning Organization, as is  Flagstaff.  

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