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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Municipal Funding for Open Space

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The Trust for Public Land assists local and state governments in researching, designing, passing, and implementing ballot measures and legislation to dedicate new public funds for parks and land conservation. Since 1996, we have played a leading role in creating $57 billion in new public funds. Our Conservation Finance services include
*developing a case--We can help create a statement of needs, including projected costs for new and improved parks and forecasts of the fiscal and economic impacts;
*feasibility research--Our experts analyze the options for creating public funding for parks, exploring their legal, fiscal, and political constraints.
*public opinion surveys--We manage surveys by professional polling firms to test potential ballot measures and gauge voter support for funding sources, amounts, uses for funds, and campaign messages.
*measure design--For ballot measures, we recommend the optimal funding method, amount of funding, election timing, and ballot language to design a measure with the best chance for success. For legislative measures, we also advise on finance mechanisms, funding allocations, and best practices for implementation of funding programs.
*campaigns--The Trust for Public Land and its campaign affiliate, The Conservation Campaign (TCC), help community leaders and citizen groups develop and manage campaigns to win approval of ballot and legislative measures for parks. Campaign services may include planning, strategy, fundraising, selection and oversight of consultants, voter communications, and compliance with campaign finance reporting laws.
*program design and evaluation--Our experts provide models and recommendations to guide cities and counties in developing accountable and effective parkland acquisition programs.
This presentation will include current successful ballot measures from local campaigns. 

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Stacy McCormack

Director, Conservation Finance / Government Affairs, Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance Program provides professional, technical assistance services to parks and recreation organizations, partners, government officials, and administrators, that need to research and evaluate conservation finance options. Since 1996, TPL has worked on over 500 state and local ballot measures and legislative campaigns to generate more than $60 billion to protect special places nationwide for parks... Read More →
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Josephine Noone

Councilwoman, Washington Borough Council
I am a Democratic Councilwoman in Washington Borough and a member of the Washington Borough Green Team. I serve as a liaison to the Business Improvement District (BID) and coordinate the Washington Borough Farmers’ Market in cooperation with the BID and the Green Team. I have also served as a member of and president of the Washington Borough Library Board and a member of the Washington Borough Board of Adjustment. As a Councilwoman, I have... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Conference Room C Second Floor

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