Community Engagement

Community Stakeholder Relations is a critical component for many infrastructure projects because they can create delays and disruptions for communities and their stakeholders. Keeping positive perceptions of large-scale engineering projects means having a well-planned, effective communications strategy designed to mitigate potential issues before they arise.

​Vaughn & Melton’s strategic outreach campaigns are designed to manage negative press, deliver work zone awareness, build stronger relationships with major stakeholders, and address citizen and business issues created by an engineering project.

​We reach out to project stakeholders, public entities, and the general public using an integrated communications approach. Our experts can craft informative, easily managed communications tools, for real-time information sharing, and manage all media outreach from traditional press releases to social media posting.

Project History

2017 View Looking east from Alcoa Highwa

Fountain Square Park

Vaughn & Melton was chosen by The City of Bowling Green, KY to provide the design and engineering services to the downtown area of Bowling Green, known as Fountain Square Park.  The V&M Team  worked on a series of improvements within the downtown to better pedestrian safety along two prominent streets, expand the City’s well-known Fountain Square Park, and convert an existing downtown trail and alley into iconic spaces highlighting the culture of Bowling Green.

  • Stakeholder engagement strategies/plans

  • Comprehensive media management

  • Realtime project status/updates reporting

  • Project team and stakeholder meeting management

  • Production of communications materials

  • Stakeholder/community message development