Protecting People and Property
This eight (8) hour course packs in eight powerful lessons showing your local governments how to implement coordination with federal and state agencies to protect your local economy, property rights and way of life. In one day, you will learn how to change your community’s future.
Lesson 1: Coordination Works
Learn how communities across America have used the powerful process to protect and change their future and what you can expect to accomplish using the process.
Lesson 2: Government to Government
Learn how the unique coordination process created by Congress is the bridge between the Agencies duty to execute federal law, and the Local Governments responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens. In this session you also learn the five elements of Coordination.
Lesson 3: Federal Law
See the specific elements in the federal statutes where coordination of the federal agencies is required that you can use to bring back productive uses of the land, protect private property and safeguard your local economy.
Lesson 4: Equal, Not Subordinate
Learn what the courts have said about coordination and how they have defined the term and insisted agencies comply. Then, the session wraps up with a comparison of “coordination” and “cooperating agency” status that federal agencies prefer local governments to work under.
Lesson 5: Getting Started
Walk through the basic steps on how you begin coordination, from identifying who can coordinate to securing the commitment of a local government to initiate the process. This session also covers the key role citizens play in making coordination work.
Lesson 6: Prepare Your Strategy
Learn how to research your position and prepare an action plan that will put into place a strategy that cannot be ignored by federal and state agencies. Coordination provides the process that brings the agencies to the table, but it is your short and long-term strategy that determines your success. Learn how to respond when agencies resist in a way that will move your issue forward. This session takes a look at specific policy resolutions used by other local governments and teaches how to prepare one for your issue.
Lesson 7: You are in Charge
This session prepares you for your coordination meeting with the agency. Learn how to write your first letter, structure the coordination agendas, and manage the meeting which keeps your local government in control. In this critical session, you will learn how to ask questions that advance your position in the face-to-face meetings.
Lesson 8: Bring Control Home
The last session wraps up the program with final questions and a class quiz to review the day’s material. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of the coordination process and how to get this started in your area.
Questions from attendees will be taken throughout the session to ensure you get a solid foundation in the coordination process. Coordination will work on virtually any issue that faces a community if you prepare and execute well. You will change your community’s destiny forever.
“It was great - new way of looking at Federal/Local Control Issues.”
“Better than I expected...Very well Done!”
“Excellent job! Especially appreciated prior research and knowledge of Local issues”
“I think hearing the practical application stories really makes it all come together. I’ve read about it but after today...I have a much better understanding.”
“Very helpful. Good presentation and excellent workbook”
“Looking forward to getting started!”
We educate Americans on issues affecting property rights and individual liberties through our publications, Coordination Works, Liberty Matters and American Stewards Digest.
We train local governments how to assert their coordination role in the federal and state planning process through our Coordination Classes and Local Outreach Program.
We are winning battles in communities nationwide and one-by-one we are restoring our nation from the ground up.