Connecting with people and advancing projects

Connecting with people and advancing projects

Connecting with people and advancing projects are the focus of our work. Stepherson & Associates Communications (S&A) works with public agencies, planners, designers, and builders to involve communities in public infrastructure projects that will affect them. We provide integrated approaches to public involvement that build understanding, collect meaningful input, and enable better decision-making to advance projects that benefit the community.

Improving life in communities across the Northwest

Improving life in communities across the Northwest

We work on projects that make communities better places to live. Whether we’re involving the public in the development of a citywide transportation plan, organizing public meetings for a flood control initiative, facilitating a stakeholder group involved in the design of an electrical substation, or keeping neighbors informed during bridge construction, we bring dedication and passion to our work. Achieving great results in the communities we serve is what it’s all about.

Improving life in communities across the Northwest

Improving life in communities across the Northwest

We work on projects that make communities better places to live. Whether we’re involving the public in the development of a citywide transportation plan, organizing public meetings for a flood control initiative, facilitating a stakeholder group involved in the design of an electrical substation, or keeping neighbors informed during bridge construction, we bring dedication and passion to our work. Achieving great results in the communities we serve is what it’s all about.

Since 2007, we’ve worked on projects large and small that benefit communities across our region.

Since 2007, we’ve worked on projects large and small that benefit communities across our region

We’re proud of the work we do. View our detailed case studies for more information about the services we offer and results we achieve for our public and community partners.

DENNY
SUBSTATION
Community-centered design process for the “world’s coolest substation” View Case Study
KING COUNTY
CLEAN WATER
PLAN
Creating a community-centered plan to invest billions in improving water quality and health View Case Study
KING STREET STATION RESTORATION Transforming a historic landmark to meet increasing transit needs and enhance public space View Case Study SR 520 WEST APPROACH Engaging residents, businesses, and the general public in megaproject design and construction View Case Study

From planning through design and construction, we’re with you every step of the way.

From planning through design and construction, we’re with you every step of the way.

Strategic Planning

Tailoring public involvement to support project delivery

Public Involvement

Informing, involving, consulting, and collaborating with the public

Facilitation & Events

Bringing people together to learn, share, and celebrate

Graphic Design

Presenting easy-to-understand and visually compelling information

Research

Conducting surveys and interviews to understand communities and their priorities

Online Engagement

Using online tools to reach broad and diverse audiences

Trusted by organizations across the Northwest

Trusted by organizations across the Northwest

Trusted by organizations across the Northwest

Slide " From our perspective, this endeavor should serve as an example to other communities about how utilities and stakeholders can work together to get neighborhoods to embrace infrastructure in their midst. " Denny Substation Community Task Force Testimony before Seattle City Council " From our perspective, this endeavor should serve as an example to other communities about how utilities and stakeholders can work together to get neighborhoods to embrace infrastructure in their midst. " Denny Substation Community Task Force Testimony before Seattle City Council Slide " Thank you for all of the knowledge and experience you brought to this project and team. Your abilities to work well with both the contractor and the public were crucial. A project affecting a long stretch of road went smoothly, with little to no real complaints or impacts." Project Engineer Renton Avenue Arterial & Asphalt Project " Thank you for all of the knowledge and experience you brought to this project and team. Your abilities to work well with both the contractor and the public were crucial. A project affecting a long stretch of road went smoothly, with little to no real complaints or impacts." Project Engineer Renton Avenue Arterial & Asphalt Project Slide " Can all public meetings be like that? I mean it. That was the most thoughtful and respectful conversation I have ever been a part of... And around what could've been a totally contentious topic. You hit it out of the park. You got great information and people left feeling heard. Congratulations!!!!” Natural Areas Parks Plan Seattle Parks and Recreation " Can all public meetings be like that? I mean it. That was the most thoughtful and respectful conversation I have ever been a part of... And around what could've been a totally contentious topic. You hit it out of the park. You got great information and people left feeling heard. Congratulations!!!!” Natural Areas Parks Plan Seattle Parks and Recreation