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JSE Associates is experienced in designing and facilitating a wide variety of processes. This page contains detail for a selected list projects, organized alphabetically by the informal project name.

Barr Lake/Milton Reservoir Watershed Stakeholder Group

Jody designed and facilitated Phase I of a multiple stakeholder problem-solving process established to evaluate water quality problems in Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir, to develop approaches and tools for assessment of the data, and to analyze the data to understand the dynamics of the external and internal loadings. This group consisted of municipal water treatment facilities (dischargers), municipalities that use the water for drinking water supply, recreational users (including a state park), and local land owners (farmers and developers), and the owner of the water rights. The group achieved their goal and adopted by-laws and incorporated as a 501(c)6 at the end of Phase I. (2004-2005)
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Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Team Meetings

Jody co-facilitated meetings of the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Team pursuant to Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act to address both short and long-term goals with regard to the take reduction plan for Bottlenose Dolphins, an endangered species. Meetings took place yearly and include National Marine Fisheries scientists, fishermen and environmental advocates. Client: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (2006 - 2012)
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Boulder Valley School District, Foothill Elementary School: Bond Funding

Jody was the lead facilitator for this stakeholder group comprised of parents, neighbors, school staff, and the City of boulder. The group worked to develop non-engineering (crossing guards, crosswalks, map of preferred parking, etc.) and engineering (infrastructure) solutions to safety issues related to student pick-up and drop-off. (2009)
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Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service MOU on Geothermal

Jody assisted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS) develop a national MOU, as stipulated in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which (1) established an administrative procedure doe processing lease applications, (2) outlined a 5-year program to lease lands in the National Forest System, (3) established a program for reducing the lease application backlog in both agencies by 90% within 5 years and (4) designed a joint BLM/FS data retrieval system for applicant information. In addition, the MOU addressed a mechanism for supplying resources for the FS for implementation of the Act. (2005-2006)
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: H1N1 Vaccination Program Level of Effort Public Input Process (Facilitation, Planning)

Jody was a part of the planning team for delivering a national public engagement to help CDC develop guidance for local, state, federal and private health organizations as they decide how to meet the challenge of the H1N1 virus in the fall and winter flu season 2009/10. The processes included ten public meetings (attended by almost 1000 people), two web dialogues (attended by 200 people) and one stakeholder meeting. Jody was the managing facilitator for four public meetings and the two web dialogues. She managed staff tasked with logistics and recruiting, and facilitated the meetings. Jody assisted in design of the agendas and materials for all meetings and facilitated four of the ten public meetings with over 100 public attendees each. The meetings were, at times, very contentious regarding vaccine safety and trust in government. (2009)
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: H1N1 Vaccination Program Level of Effort Public Input Process (Polling)

Developed polling questions and conducted polling for ten public meetings around the country, almost 1000 people. Polling focused on the level of effort CDC should recommend for the H1N1 vaccination program, the priority reasons for that choice and the priority other elements beyond the vaccination program. This included compiling all the data into a readable format and a cursory level of analysis. The polling was also conducted through two web dialogues. (2009)
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccine Prioritization Process

Conducted electronic polling for CDC’s public meetings to gather input how the public would prioritize different groups of people for vaccinations in the event of a pandemic. Tasks included technology rental, slide set up, and set up the polling technology at the meetings. (2007)
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Health Goals

Conducted electronic polling for CDC’s public meetings to gather input on what health goals values the public values most. Tasks included technology rental, slide set up, and conducting the polling at the meetings. (2006)
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: State Pandemic Influenza Planning (Nebraska and Minnesota)

Jody was the lead facilitator for two concurrent Midwestern state processes to develop and implement public involvement and/or advisory committee meetings. The intended outcome was to create state-level policy on pandemic influenza response. Nebraska looked at tribal and state interactions and responsibilities during a pandemic event to develop recommendations in state policy and a memorandum of agreement on difficult issues regarding roles and responsibilities with state, county, and tribal health officials. Minnesota investigated whether rationing scarce treatment resources at the moderate risk level should be random or rationed by age, and if by age, which age groups should be prioritized. Minnesota also considered the 3 basic objectives that would drive any state-level decisions during a pandemic, should they be balanced, and are there additional objectives. The 3 recommended objectives are: reduce flu deaths; protect basic infrastructures; and/or be fair. Tasks included planning public engagement meetings, facilitation, electronic polling, registration (electronic and phone), and meeting logistics. (2008-2009)
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City of Black Hawk: Workplace Improvement, Assessment and Problem Solving

Jody conducted a conflict assessment through employee interviews for two separate divisions of the Public Works department to assess the major issues and feasibility of a problem-solving session. Facilitated two half day problem-solving sessions to develop agreements among the employees to resolve their issues. (2004)
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City of Thornton: Collaborative Problem Solving Course

Jody conducted a one-day training sessions for 15-20 staff members representing various departments within the city on collaborative problem solving. (2003)
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City of Thornton: Effective Facilitation Course

Jody conducted a one-day training sessions for 15-20 staff members representing various departments within the city on effective meeting facilitation. (2003)
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City of Thornton: Workplace Improvement, Assessment and Problem Solving

Jody conducted conflict assessments through employee interviews to assess the major issues and feasibility of a problem solving session. Facilitated training/problem-solving session where staff developed problem-solving capacities and developed a plan to address larger issues in their department. (2003, 2004, 2010(2))
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Collaborative Approach to Water Supply Permit Group

Jody led the facilitation team assisting the Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Colorado work together to reach agreement on how to more smoothly administer the NEPA permitting process for Front Range water supply. Difficulties exist over defining purpose and need, the range of alternatives, type and level of technical studies to be conducted, and what mitigation is required. Accordingly, the three agencies have agreed to work collaboratively on methods, processes, or agreements that might introduce more consistency into the system, reduce time and costs to the applicants and agencies, while attempting to meet each agency’s goals and objectives. (2011)
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Colorado Roadless Areas Review Task Force

In 2006, the Colorado Roadless Areas Task Force submitted recommendations to the Colorado Governor for the State of Colorado’s petition process on a Roadless Area rule for the US Forest Service Lands. Jody was part of the facilitation team that designed and implemented the process including facilitation and summarization of all the Task Force deliberative and the public meetings across the state, development of an issues assessment tool to define the critical issues and possible solutions, and communication with Task Force members between meetings. (2005-2006)
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Commerce City: Council Retreat

Jody designed and facilitated the successful Council retreat. Council reviewed and build agreement on an action plan to decide on potential long term capital improvement projects and potential funding mechanisms. Council reviewed the pros and cons of potential projects and funding mechanisms and directed staff which projects and mechanisms to focus energy and research in the following six months. Council also built agreement on a recommendation of additional work for existing 2013 budget adjustments.
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Commerce City: Quality Community Initiative

Jody facilitated seven interactive public meetings and one business meeting to gather input from Commerce City residents and business owners on their priority projects in transmission, city infrastructure/buildings, stormwater, parks & trails, recreation and arts & culture to improve the city. Participants also provided input on various funding mechanisms including impacts fees, trash collection fee, improvement districts, entertainment tax and others.
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Denver International Airport (DIA) – South Terminal Redevelopment Program

Developed polling questions and conducted polling for the Advisory Committee for the redevelopment of the DIA South Terminal Redevelopment. Polling covered Committee’s thoughts on priority benefits, activities, amenities and general impressions. (2011)
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Denver Solid Waste Management – Master Plan Public Meetings

Conducted electronic polling for Denver SWM’s five public meetings to gather public input on the current services they value, preferred payment methods, and what services they would change to provide more funding to decrease landfill waste. Tasks included technology rental, slide set up, and conduct the polling during the meeting. The polling was also available on-line. (2009)
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EPA Region 6 & USACE: Collaboration

Jody designed and implemented a two day training on collaboration and negotiation to improve the working relationship between EPA and USACE and with their stakeholders. This training included a practice session on resolving the issues impeding collaboration currently. (2010)
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EPA Region 8: Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Jody conducted an assessment of the challenges two offices were having working together. The assessment resulted in design and facilitation of two problem solving sessions/meetings to: 1. understand each other better (offices’ goal, roles and values); and 2. problem solve around specific issues. (2011)
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EPA Region 8, Environmental Review Team: Collaboration and Negotiation Courses

Jody designed and implemented two one day trainings; one on collaboration and collaborative problem-solving and one on negotiation. (2008, 2009)
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FECOFUN (Forestry User Groups in Nepal) Action Research

Jody contributed three days of natural resource conflict resolution principles to an on-going three year action research training program for the forest user groups in Nepal sponsored by the McConnell foundation. The primary trainer is John Paul Lederach, from Notre Dame University Conflict Transformation program. (2009)
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Fort Collins Citizen Advisory Group

Jody facilitated the Citizen Advisory Group as they generated advice to city staff, consultants, and Fort Collins City Council on the 5 year update to the City Plan, and the Transportation Master Plan; tackling growth boundary, transit, and open space issues. (2002-2003)
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Geothermal Public Listening Session on Sections of the Energy Policy Act of 2005

Jody designed and facilitated the Public Listening Session for Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to gather information and suggestions regarding implementation of the geothermal sections of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Particularly, to gather suggestions that address: how the Act should be implemented to facilitate continued geothermal development; what are the priority sections to implement in the near term; what concerns there are with how the provisions of the Act might be implemented; and how implementation concerns can be addressed. (2005)
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Geothermal Workshop: Update & Review Existing Resource Potential and Cost Data of Known Geothermal Site

Jody facilitated a workshop of geothermal experts, industry, and government representatives. The goal was to review and build agreement on existing resource potential and estimates for development costs of known geothermal sites for the Western Governors’ Association Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative. Also, the meeting gathered ideas and identified avenues for the US DOE Geothermal Program and the USGS to proceed to a more extensive review of what exists, and to continue to ensure updates on a regular basis. (2005)
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Hells Canyon Complex: Settlement Working Group, Hydro-Relicensing

Jody co-facilitated the deliberation of the Settlement Working Group as it developed new license articles to submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Idaho Power Company, federal agencies (NOAA Fisheries, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management), the states of Oregon and Idaho, five tribal governments, agricultural/industrial/municipal water users, recreation and environmental advocacy groups and local governments produced an agreement for the interim operations of three dams. They delved deeply into aquatic, terrestrial, cultural, recreations, economic and long-term operational issues, giving Idaho Power valuable stakeholder perspective and helping the company develop its relicensing application. (2004- 2005)
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Hells Canyon Complex: Biologists Advisory Group, Plan for Fish Studies

Jody facilitated a group of fish biologists and interested parties tasked by the Hells Canyon Settlement Working Group to prioritize critical uncertainties and develop a recommended list (timing and design) of fish studies, within priority species and specified basins. Participants included National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NMFS), State of Oregon Fish and Wildlife and Department of Environmental Quality, State of Idaho Fish and Game and Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Power Company, irrigator/agricultural organizations, Idaho Rivers United, American Rivers, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and several tribes (Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, Shoshone-Paiute, Burns-Paiute). (2005)
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HIV Resources Planning Council

Jody co-facilitated and designed a two-day Planning Council retreat and the three community meetings for priority setting and resource allocation to disperse congressional funds from the Ryan White Care Act to HIV services in Denver. Jody drafted and finalized a report detailing the outcomes and describing the process that led to those results. (2001-2003)
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I-25 North Managed Lanes

Jody worked with the CDOT Region 4 and consulting staff on meeting purpose, agenda design, and presentations. She facilitated both the business meeting and the elected officials meeting to provide information on the Preferred Alternative and timetable and what is needed to take action sooner, to entice private investment, and to be more competitive a corridor for funding opportunities. (2013)
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I-25/South Broadway NEPA Process Citizen Consensus Committee

Jody co-facilitated and convened a public and stakeholder involvement effort for the City and County of Denver’s NEPA study along South Broadway, a major arterial at the intersection of an interstate highway where a large redevelopment project has been approved. She was the lead facilitator for the citizen’s Consensus Committee comprised of registered neighborhood and business organizations in the area. The Consensus Committee worked to generate alternatives and build a consensus recommendation on a roadway solution that addresses the transportation needs while protecting neighborhood character and encouraging transit. Issues also included brown field redevelopment, impacts to surrounding neighborhoods, the intersection of a major arterial, interstate highway and light rail and bus transfer station and environmental concerns. (2005-2007)
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I-70 East Preferred Alternative Collaborative Team

Jody, lead mediator, convened and facilitated the Preferred Alternative Collaborative Team (PACT), a group of representatives from four surrounding jurisdictions, federal and state agencies, neighborhoods, businesses and interested advocacy organizations. The PACT’s task was to build agreement on a preferred alternative for the Interstate 70 corridor between Interstate 25 and Tower Road, including the failing viaduct. Issues included: neighborhood and business impacts (past, current and future), residential and business access, mobility and safety, bridge construction and maintenance. The two major alignment options go through different areas impacting very different communities. During the convening phase Jody conducted interviews with over 50 interested and impacted parties, completed an assessment report outlining the best steps to convene the PACT, and designed a process to credibly select community representatives from a broad range of communities with varying levels of organized neighborhood associations. (2009-2011)
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I-70 Mountain Corridor Collaborative Effort

Jody served as part of the facilitation team for this 27 member group that included representatives of different interests in the 144 mile corridor, including local governments, highway users, transit, environmental, business and recreation, as well as state and federal agencies. After over 10 years of disagreement, the effort built consensus among corridor stakeholders on a recommended alternative for a multi-modal solution to the increasing congestion in the mountain corridor between Denver, CO, and Glenwood Springs. (2008)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): Organizational Evaluation (Cameroon, Africa)

Jody was the lead investigator in the evaluation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) role as facilitator for Cameroon’s civil society and private sector involvement in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations on legal timber with the European Union. The VPA negotiations were an opportunity for Cameroon to improve forest governance and create a model for multi-stakeholder consultation on important national-level policy decisions. Jody conducted more than ten interviews in-country as well as several on the phone. These interviews resulted in a report of IUCN’s role, the places where they were strong and the places where there were opportunities for improvement. (2009)
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Landscape Conservation Cooperative – Desert and Southern Rockies

Jody is the lead facilitator helping to form two Landscape Conservation Collaborative stakeholder groups (LCC). The process includes a series of outreach and interim steering committee meetings. She is leading the effort for the Southern Rockies LCC and advisory on the Desert LCC. LCCs are management-science partnerships addressing climate change and other stressor at a landscape scale. LCCs provide opportunities to develop, access and share applied science; and leverage funding, information and technical expertise for applied science projects. The LCCs are part of a nationwide U.S. Department of Interior initiative. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are serving as co-leads in standing up the Desert and Southern Rockies LCCs; the LCCs will involve federal, state, tribal, academic, non-governmental, and private sector stakeholders. (2010-present)
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Landscape Conservation Cooperative – Great Plains

Jody led the assessment and facilitation of two Great Plains LCC Steering Committee meetings. Jody conducted a series of interviews with all Steering Committee members prior to each meeting to gather information on items for discussion and prepare for several agenda items. (2011-2012)
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National Geothermal Collaborative

Jody assisted the National Geothermal Collaborative (NGC) steering committee comprised of representatives from Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Energy, White House Task Force on Environmental Streamlining, National Conference of State Legislatures, and industry, utility, environmental and tribal organizations and academia. The purpose of the NGC was to advance the development and use of geothermal heat and power in the U.S. by identifying issues that impede the use of geothermal technologies, establish dialogues with key stakeholders, and catalyze activities to overcome obstacles to appropriate development. Responsible for logistics, stakeholder communication, meeting summaries and other support functions. Analyze consensus recommendations and documents from other renewable energy collaborative groups for inclusion in the NGC deliberations. (2002-2006)
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National Highway Institute: Context Sensitive Solutions Course

Jody conducts three day trainings for Federal Highway Administration and state department of transportation employees and their selected contractors. This course provides an interactive opportunity to learn about the importance of and how to develop context sensitive solutions. (2008-present)
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National Highway Institute: Public Engagement in Transportation Decision Making Course (Master Trainer)

Jody conducts three day trainings for Federal Highway Administration and State Department of Transportation employees and their selected contractors. Successful public involvement addresses the public’s procedural, relationship and substantive needs and gathers and provides useful information. By focusing on interests – rather than positions – public involvement can become more meaningful and more useful. The course is an opportunity to develop public involvement strategies beyond public hearings; using creative thinking and encouraging a willingness and ability to interact openly and responsively to the public’s participation processes communication preferences. This is an interactive opportunity to learn about the importance of and various methods to constructively engage the public. (2005-present)
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Northeast Climate Science Center

Jody is a co-facilitator assisting the Northeast Climate Science Center (Northeast CSC) to design and implement two public outreach meetings. The goal of these meetings is to gather input to help the development of the NECSC science plan and governance and outreach structure. The planning will be informed by an assessment of over 30 key stakeholders view, interests, concerns and science needs. (2012-2013)
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Pebble Mine Proposal: Situation Assessment (Alaska)

Jody conducted assessment interviews through interviews, small group meetings, and tribal village meetings to identify the main issues relating to the proposed mine, clarify the stakeholders and assess the feasibility of conducting a stakeholder process. Interviews led to a proposed public process to review the existing science and provide input. (2008)
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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge: Planning

Jody co-facilitated interagency meetings, public meetings and internal meetings for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the agency develops a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the refuge. Built and maintained a database of interested members of the public, interest groups and agency contacts. Provided logistical support for outreach efforts including newsletters, mailings and public events. (2002-2005)
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Rocky Mountain Energy Council

Jody was part of the facilitation team responsible for assisting the RMEC to develop an effective overall process through collaborative planning, meeting facilitation and summary. The RMEC was a Presidential priority to address and resolve issues affecting the environmentally responsible development of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources on public lands in the Rocky Mountains (Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico). The Council included senior representatives from those State and Federal Agencies, and Local and Tribal governments with responsibilities for managing energy projects within the Rocky Mountain States. (2003)
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RTD FasTracks Program: Planning

Conducted electronic polling for RTD FasTracks Program’s 17 public meetings to gather input on how RTD-FasTrack should move forward in the context of decreasing revenues and increasing materials costs. Tasks included technology rental, slide set up, and conducting the polling at the meetings. (2008)
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RTD FasTracks: West Line Team Building

Jody designed and facilitated a process to build good partnering relationships with partners involved with the building of the Regional Transit District’s west line, including RTD, the contractor, municipalities, and businesses. She conducted assessment interviews and provided an assessment memo articulating the major issue areas for resolution and a process moving forward. Jody designed individual issue resolution meetings including problem-solving training. She also developed a quarterly partnering survey to assess the working relationships and areas for improvement. (2009-2010)
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R2 Solutions: Electronic Recycling Standards Review and Guidance Document Development

Jody is working with R2 Solutions Technical Advisory Committee to review and revise the R2 Standard and Guidance Document. This started with drafting Guidance for the existing 2008 Standard. The R2 Standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental, health, safety and security aspects of electronics recycling. This Standard promotes adoption of environmentally responsible practices throughout the electronics recycling industry. R2 certification ensures the selection of reputable electronics recycler that adheres to the highest industry standards; and manages materials in an environmentally friendly and data secure manner. (2011- Present)
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Section 1221 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Meetings

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandated the designating National Interests Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC) which would require states to make decisions on proposed transmission siting within one year of application or the decision would be remanded to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for back-stop authority. Jody facilitated seven public input meetings on the draft process and proposed designated corridors. The public commented on how designating corridors will help accelerate existing transmission and sitting processes and how the designation criteria should be applied, including definitions of congestion areas and corridors. (2006)
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Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Meetings (3)

The 2005 Energy Policy act mandated the Department of Energy (DOE) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to conduct a study on compensation for electric transmission right-of-ways on tribal lands. Jody led a team to assist DOE and BIA design, facilitate and summarize a series of public input meetings. The study addresses four elements – an analysis of historical evaluation; recommendations for appropriate standards and procedures for determining fair and appropriate compensation to Indian tribes for grants expansions, and renewals of energy rights-of-way on tribal land; assessment of tribal self-determination and sovereignty interests implicated by applications; and analysis of relevant national energy transportation policies relating to rights-of-way on tribal lands. Public meetings included a scoping meeting (2 days) that provided several ways to provide input – presentations, discussions, open comment periods, written comment forms, written sticky-note exercises for quick thoughts, and one-on-one conversations with DOE/DOI staff that were recorded on sticky-notes; a second narrowly focused scoping meeting (2.5 days); and a final meeting for comments on the draft study (1 day). (2006)
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School District 27Joint - Quality Schools Initiative Committee

The 43-member committee will build a consensus recommendation on whether and if so what would be included in a bond and/or mill levy override in 2014 to address capital construction, capacity and operational changes for a great 27j school district 27j. Members include: parents, students, staff, charter schools, community residents, businesses, and various 27j committees. Jody, as lead mediator, designed and is implementing the six-meeting process. Issues include tradeoffs between what makes a great school district (space and operations) and what bond and/or mill levy override funding amount is passable in the next election. (2013-2014)
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Shapins Belt-Collins. Course: Facilitation 101

Jody conducted a one day intensive facilitation 101 training for planners who engage with the public. The training focused on key elements of facilitation and presenting and experiencing different facilitation techniques for creative, engaging and constructive public meetings. (2008)
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Shattuck Citizen Advisory Group

Jody facilitated the Citizen Advisory Group’s (CAG) monthly meetings and any task group meetings requested. The CAG worked with the EPA and state Department of Public Health and Environment on plans to remediate and remove a superfund clean up project. Generated agendas and meeting summaries and communicated with all CAG members, including EPA region VIII, and CDPHE. (2000-2003)
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Snake River Task Force

Jody facilitated the Snake River Task Force comprised of Federal, State and local agencies concerned with water quality and mining and other interested stakeholders. The group works to characterize the water quality issues in the basin in preparation for initiating mitigation projects. The Snake River, which flows through Keystone, Colorado, is impacted by mining activities that took place at the turn of the 20th century. As pressures for water use in the basin area increase, stakeholders came together to gain a better understanding of the water quality. (2007-2010)
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Southwest Climate Science Center

Jody is the lead facilitator assisting the Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC) as they develop priority research themes and descriptions for 2012; through both facilitation of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and the 2012 Science Workshop. The SWCSC mission is to provide scientific information, tools and techniques to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate change. Participants include federal, state and tribal land agencies and research institutions (universities and federal). (2012-present)
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SH 520 Bridge Replacement Impact Plan, Seattle, WA

Jody co-mediated a dispute on rebuilding the 520 bridge and highway across Lake Washington between Bellevue and Seattle. She helped convene and facilitate a stakeholder group, comprised of federal, state and local stakeholders, to develop three viable alternatives for inclusion in a supplemental environmental impact statement. (2007-2008)
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St Croix River Crossing Problem-Solving Stakeholder Group

In March of 2012, Congress passed legislation exempting a new bridge across the St. Croix River from the Wild and Scenic River Act. This was the latest step in a decades-long effort to improve transportation in Stillwater, Minnesota while protecting the region’s environment and preserving a historic bridge and a historic landscape district. From 2003-2006, Jody supported a consensus-building effort among key leaders from the community and all permitting and regulatory agencies working on a solution. With Jody’s help, the stakeholders produced the final alignment, the preliminary design and the mitigation package. The transportation agencies in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Transportation adopted the stakeholders’ work in their Record of Decision and the stakeholder’s recommendation was the basis for the March 2012 congressional action.(2002-2006)
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Sustainable Financing of Municipal Recycling

Jody served as the co-facilitator for a national dialogue convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify options for sustainable financing of recycling of packaging material. Representatives of state and local governments, manufacturers and retailers, and environmental and community-based organizations considered a variety of approaches to funding and managing the nation’s recycling system. Jody’s work involved all aspects of process design, agenda development, facilitation, and leading a working group on optimizing the system (identifying challenges within the system and potential solutions/projects). (2010-2011)
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Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI): Standards Review Public Meetings

Jody was the lead facilitator for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.’s (SFI) standard review meetings across the county. The SFI certification is recognized around the world as a sign of buying wood and paper products from sustainably managed forests in North America. To stay current with the forest management practices, International Standards Organization, International Labor Organization, and LEEDS, among others, the standards for certification are reviewed and revised every 5 years. Participants in the standards review meetings included producers, supplies, conservation groups, and federal and state agencies. Tasks included agenda development, stakeholder interviews, meeting facilitation, and note taking and meeting summary development. (2009)
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Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and American Tree Farm System (ATFS) – Improving Collaborative Efforts

Jody facilitated a session with SFI Implementation Committee and ATFS members to understand their mutual objectives, examine current collaborative efforts (benefits and challenges) and identify new or deeper ways to collaborate. Both SFI and ATFS work to promote sustainable forestry and increase the number of acres of certified sustainable wood to increase sustainable wood in the market. (2011)
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TBD Colorado

Jody facilitated regional meetings for TBD Colorado process – a nonpartisan, collaborative effort designed to create informed and constructive conversations among Coloradans about some of the biggest issues facing the state, starting with State budget, health, education, transportation and the State workforce. The process included regional meetings in the 40 Colorado regions. Jody facilitated a series of two meetings in each of 5 regions, included up to 50 invited participants for each meeting (Jody was one of the only facilitators that facilitated combined regional meetings doubling the size of participants). The meetings focused on information sharing, small group dialogue, electronic polling to gage interest and issues related to the issues and large group discussion.
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The Well Project: Women’s Think Tank on HIV Research Gaps

Jody lead the facilitation team and designed and conducted a two and a half day Think Tank on research gaps related to women and HIV/AIDS. Participants, including medical doctors, researchers, clinicians, nurse practitioners, and three major pharmaceutical companies, reviewed the current state of the research, generated a list of research questions that identified unaddressed topic areas, and developed them into protocol concepts. (2003)
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Western Governors Association State Transmission Siting Workshop

Jody facilitated the Western Governors Association (WGA) workshop to review recommendations and rank possible actions (targeting specific process management and policy issues to shorten the length of time to site and permit without affecting the integrity of the process). This workshop resulted in a short action plan for continued work and collaboration and authorization for the creation of a State Siting Task Force to address process improvements and information sharing between western states. (April 2012)
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