Typical Day As An Executive Director Of Champaign Economic Development Field

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In this assignment, I interviewed Craig Rost, who’s been working in a planning field for 28 years and currently holds the position of executive director of Champaign Economic Development Corporation. He has a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture and master degree in Urban Planning concentrating on economic development from the UIUC. The reason I chose him as practitioner to interview is that he has inspired me to learn more about economic development and process of creating and building development projects which I really want to do in my life. Taking his class, I’ve discovered what I really want to study and do in my career. Therefore, I think he is one of the most influential teachers in my life and interviewing him was a great experience and chance to get him know well.

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Hi Professor Craig Rost, would you describe your typical day as the Executive Director of Champaign Economic Development Corp?

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Implementing planning process in proper way helps a lot gaining trusts from the public
1. What are some of your strategies to gain citizen input into your initiatives?
We do opinion and hold neighborhood meetings and business interest meetings. First evolve, you’re open with your information, and ask people to tell you what they think or what they want, and then providing opportunities in those public sessions. Basically, the best thing you could do to gain citizen input would be you put up all those plans on the wall, invite people in several times and explain what’s going on. Particularly, when planning big public works projects, there’s always lot of misconception about projects.
Would you give me an example of a particularly challenging situation and then talk about how you dealt with

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