Steven Ames Planning was hired by the Management Committee to act as an expert consultant for the Flagstaff 2020 community visioning process. The project team consisted of Steven C. Ames (Principal), Ann Britton Campbell, and Paula (Coppel) Mekdeci.
Steven C. Ames literally wrote the book on community visioning. It’s called A Guide to Community Visioning: Hands-On Information for Local Communities, originally published in 1993 by the American Planning Association.
In the clip below, Steven Ames describes his team’s role and his personal involvement in different stages of Flagstaff 2020. Watch Ames’s entire oral history interview via Digital Collections.
The team from Steven Ames Planning was deeply involved in designing and facilitating Phase One and Phase Two of Flagstaff 2020.
Watch a Flagstaff 2020 presentation Ames gave on May 30, 1996, during Phase One, through Digital Collections.
To learn more about Ames’s other community visioning work, please refer to The 2020 Bookstore.