Taking the Communications High Ground

PAS Memo — March-April 2012

By Mittie Rooney, Louisa Hart, Denny Johnson


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Communication is an important part of the work that planners do. Speaking to community members, stakeholders, and the media about plans and planning can help build support, but may also present challenges.

The March/April 2012 issue of PAS Memo offers best practices in communicating planning, including frames for how to talk about planning, managing public meetings, and developing effective media relations.


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March 4, 2012
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About the Authors

Mittie Rooney
As a principal and founding partner of the Axiom Communications Group, LLC, Mittie has more than 25 years of experience in media and communications. Mittie is has expertise in the development and execution of media, relationship marketing, social marketing and public education campaigns for and providing strategic counsel to corporations, technology start-ups, trade associations and the federal government. Additionally as former producer for Larry King Live and Crossfire on CNN and with Good Morning America, she brings an in-depth knowledge of news media and expertise in media training and video production for clients in both the private and public sectors.

Louisa Hart

Denny Johnson