At the Rozelle Group, we create and implement comprehensive, systematic, and practical approaches to achieve results, obtain permits, and complete projects. In projects or decisions that raise public concern, we use proven techniques for incorporating public values into the decision processes. Dr. Rozelle has facilitated a consensus or designed effective participation strategies for more than 400 forums, advisory committees and work groups. A past-President and founder of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Marty is a recognized leader in public participation, and specifically in facilitation and consensus building.

Early in her career, she developed a new conflict resolution technique, the Public Values Assessment. This technique recognizes the issues on which various stakeholders agree, fully understands why they disagree, matches their value judgments with technical judgments, and identifies alternatives that most closely meet the issues considered important by the group.

The Rozelle Group has successfully assisted governments and utility companies to locate facilities opposed by local communities, streamline complex decision processes, and incorporate public opinion into public policy. We also offer training seminars in the design and implementation of successful public participation and communication processes. Workshops are customized for industry or governments with problems that cannot be solved by traditional public relations or public affairs practices.

We are experienced in designing and implementing public participation programs to meet federal and state requirements, specifically in the following sectors:

  • Renewable energy
  • Water resources planning and policy
  • Natural resources planning
  • Transportation planning and design
  • Hazardous and radioactive waste clean-up
  • Facility site selection including dams, sanitary landfills, wastewater reclamation plants, highways, power plants, high-voltage transmission lines and substations, pipelines, mines, high and low level waste repositories