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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Greater D/FW Chapter: 2016 February Luncheon

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Central Standard Time

North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX , 76011

Working with Municipalities: Glean practical information on how local government works-- a local government for dummies--that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of how local government works and provides a holistic view by discussing the value of understanding various perspectives and communication styles.

Navigating the Municipality Maze

Former Denton County Commissioner and author Cynthia Northrop White will go beyond the nuts and bolts of local government and provide a holistic view of working with municipalities. White will discuss the value of  understanding the various perspectives and communication styles that influence interactions with local government officials. Understanding the perspective of city/county staff, versus elected officials and how they see their roles, especially as it relates to serving citizens and public engagement, provides a unique vantage point for consultants and agencies as they work with local governments.

About our Speaker

Cynthia Northrop White is passionate about providing people the information they need or want in ways they can access and understand.

In addition to her extensive community involvement including two terms on the Lewisville City Council (1992 – 1995) followed by two terms on the Denton County Commissioners Court (2001- 2008) where she served as the Court’s representative on the RTC (2002- 2008) culminating her service as RTC Chair (2007), Cynthia went on to lead TxDOT’s Dallas District Public Information Office as well as Government and Public Affairs and was involved in many projects and issues including LBJ Express, I-35E Managed Lanes and HOV/Managed Lanes. Cynthia now leads her own communications consulting firm, Northrop Communications.

Cynthia authored and released a book in October 2015, “Make a Difference: Navigating the Maze of Local Government” continuing her passion of informing and engaging citizens in their local communities.


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