Fast Advocacy 101
Standing up for planning has never been so important. Join APA’s advocacy experts for a fast-paced training on tips for how to be the most effective planning advocate. In this mini-session, you’ll learn critical advocacy basics and ways you can shape federal policy outcomes through APA.
, Advocacy Associates
Confirmed SpeakerStephanie D. Vance, also known as the “Advocacy Guru”, is the author of five books including Citizens in Action: A Guide to Influencing Government and the recently released The Influence Game. More information on her books is available on our books page. She’s a 25 year veteran of Washington, D.C. political scene and has held positions as a lobbyist, grassroots consultant and Congressional aide. Stephanie’s experiences as a legislative director and Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill led her to found Advocacy Associates, a firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations be both heard and agreed with in the legislative environment. To achieve that goal she provides in-person and online trainings for thousands of advocates around the world. Ms. Vance holds a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University. She lives and works in Washington D.C..
Confirmed SpeakerGovernment Affairs Associate at the American Planning Association