Regulating Electronic Message Centers

APA County Planning Division


Friday, July 22, 2016
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDT

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On-premise digital signs have demonstrated a proven ability to increase results for those that utilize them for commercial and community-oriented purposes. However, many communities are relatively unfamiliar with this rapidly evolving technology, and have concerns that these kinds of signs will create aesthetic, safety and enforcement problems for their communities. Nearly all stakeholders struggling with digital signs and their regulation often have the same questions, such as: >What really are these digital signs and how do they work? > How is electronic technology evolving? > Is there any way for the community-at-large to actually benefit from them? > How can we strike a balance between allowing businesses to use digital signs without creating aesthetic concerns? > How do we allow them without looking like Las Vegas, or negatively impacting community safety? > How do we regulate them in ways that are understandable and enforceable, without having to hire additional staff?

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Mike Freeborg

Confirmed Speaker

Mike Freeborg is the Director of Government Relations for Prismview, a Samsung-owned company and one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of LED message signs. He has been in this role for six years. Prior to his current role, he was Young Electric Sign Company’s Denver Division Sales Manager ... Read More

James Carpentier, AICP

Invited Speaker

James Carpentier is currently the Director State and local Government Affairs with the International Sign Association. In this capacity James works with and educates local officials and planners in the creation of beneficial and effective sign codes. Prior to that James was the owner of Carpentier Consulting LLC where he ... Read More