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Planning & Zoning – Part 2: Effective Community Advocacy

Special Offer: Register for the four-part Planning & Zoning series at checkout (Part 1: Community-Driven Context Statements, Part 2: Community Advocacy, Part 3: Transportation, Roads, & Infrastructure, and Part 4: Case Examples in Contextual Infill) and receive a $45 discount. Remember: All webinars are free to members and sponsors at $250+.

From individuals to national organizations and governments, effective advocacy is challenging and as diverse as the resource and location itself. Advocacy is an important part of historic preservation and is sometimes the only way to bring awareness of community concerns to local decision makers and citizens alike.

Hear about the successes and losses and learned from the experiences from individual effort to preservation organization led efforts. You will also hear from city staff on not just how to effectively advocate and participate in a discretionary process, but also about advocacy efforts undertaken by cities. The presenters will address the role that individuals, advocacy groups and governments play in their communities and consider ways the role has changed or needs to change.

Learning Objectives

  1. How to effectively advocate historic preservation in your community.
  2. Role of advocacy in the discretionary process.
  3. Role government entities play in advocacy.
  4. Ways to effectively promote historic preservation with different audiences.


Adrian Scott Fine, Director of Advocacy, Los Angeles Conservancy; Erin Gettis, Bureau Chief, Planning & Development, Riverside County Park and Open Space District.