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View from the Road—October 2015

We sometimes assume everyone knows what we do (and we know what happens when we assume). It is important that the public and the elected board know what you are doing. This helps with communication, helps the public understand when you have to say no (or at least wait), helps during budget development, and actually makes your job easier. As Lynne Irwin likes to say "how do you know what you don't know if you don't know you don't know it?" If the board, the public, or your crew does not even know what you do, how can we expect them to understand when we have a problem?

On Thursday, October 8, we are participating in a webinar for the Cornell Campus County Connection that will explain what we do here at the Cornell Local Roads Program, discuss the critical nature of the local highway system and how we work with local highway agencies and Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices to help. If you are interested, you can sign up here.

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