Public Involvement

Engaging the public is an integral part of any government project. Public involvement opens the door for two way communication between the project team and impacted residents. Public outreach with all involved parties builds trust, understanding and consensus about the project goals while incorporating the public’s views into the decision making process. Project managers are able to make better, more informed decisions and build rapport with impacted residents and stakeholders.

TMS provides public involvement services for a wide array of city, county, transportation, and water utility projects. Our efforts typically include building stakeholder databases, creating collateral materials and notifications such as flyers, mailers, post cards and/or door hangers, and setting up and staffing public meetings.  We can also develop project websites and social media campaigns, set up and staff project hotlines to be the first point of contact for stakeholders with questions or concerns,  develop, distribute, and analyze surveys, and provide translation services for the impacted audience. For the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), our efforts may extend to building Public Involvement Plans (PIP) for Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) studies and preparing Community Awareness Plans (CAP) on Design Build Projects. We can also conduct and provide public involvement for Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) projects.

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From the beautiful shores of the Palm Beaches to the seaside escapes of Myrtle Beach, The Merchant Strategy Team is here to help you, your company, and/or your organization.

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Office Locations

The Merchant Strategy has offices located in:

  • Broward County, FL
  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Marion County, FL
  • Horry County, SC