2003 TIC Conference, Tempe

2003 TIC Conference, Tempe


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Sunday, December 7

Effective Advocacy Training with Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru

Monday, December 8


Opening Plenary: The Importance of Transit Initiatives, Overview of Past Successes

  • Stephanie Vance, CFTE Program Manager
  • Janette Sadik-Khan, CFTE Board Member
  • Jeff Boothe, CFTE Board Member
  • Mayor Skip Rimsza, Phoenix AZ
  • Alan Wulkan, Parsons Brinkerhoff


How To Tell A Positive Story and Deal With Critics

Keynote: Bill Lind, Free Congress Foundation
Moderator: Jeff Boothe

Hot Topics for 2004

  • Hank Dittmar, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
  • Leonard Copple, Tempe City Council, Tempe, AZ


What Can We Learn From Recent Campaigns

  • Tim Baldwin, URS
  • Greg Lever, Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, Kansas City, MO
  • Mark Huffer, Kansas City Transit Agency, Kansas City, MO
  • Steve Beard, S.R. Beard and Associates, Houston, TX
  • Mary O'Connor, Tempe Public Works, Tempe, AZ


Getting the Word Out Through Effective Marketing and Media Strategies


Phoenix: A Case Study in Try, Try, Try Again

  • David Schwartz, Friends of Transit 
  • Gary Kaasa, Cantelme and Kaasa
  • Peggy Bilsten, Phoenix Councilmember, Phoenix, AZ
  • Peggy Pfaelzer, Pfaelzer Johns Amen & Dean
  • Jack Tevlin, former Deputy City Manager for Phoenix


Evening Reception: Sponsored by APTA's Business Members


Tuesday, December 9


Using Campaign Consultants to Cover Your Bases

  • Steve Beard, S.R. Beard and Associates, Houston, TX
  • Glenn Totten, Totten Communications, Washington, DC


Raising Money, Managing Funds and Setting Up Successful PACs

  • Amanda Eichelkraut, Campaign to Build Illinois Transit 
  • Steve Farley, Citizens for Sensible Transportation Solutions
  • Greg Ensel, Phoenix Chamber, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jacob Snow, Las Vegas Transit Agency, Las Vegas, NV


Finding, Building and Utilizing Coalition Partners in the Most Unlikely Places

  • Phil Olmstead, Odyssey 
  • Tom Shrout, Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis, MO
  • Steve Schlickman, National Business Coalition for Rapid Transit 
  • Lind Simonsen, Pierce County Transit, Pierce County, WA


Tactics and Strategies for Organizing a Successful Ballot Measure Campaign


Closing Luncheon

  • WIlliam Millar, President, APTA, Washington, DC
  • Michelle Ernst, Surface Transportation Policy Project, New York, NY
  • Stephanie Vance, CFTE Program Manager, Washington, DC

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