Public Involvement and Outreach

  • Public Involvement
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Web Development for Project Support
  • Expert Witness and Testimony

Horizon Water and Environment (Horizon) leads public involvement and outreach efforts for a variety of programs and projects.  We specialize in organizing and leading public hearings, meetings, and workshops for complex and contentious projects.  Horizon Principal Michael Stevenson, M.S. is a state recognized expert in leading CEQA public meeting (including scoping meetings, workshops, and findings hearings) and has conducted many successful meetings across California.

Horizon staff can provide all logistic support for large or small meetings including audio-visual needs, court-level transcriptions, and media/press coordination.  Beside leading meetings, we assist our clients in developing communication strategies that inform, educate, and build dialogue among diverse stakeholders and partners.  We can support programs and projects with specifically developed websites, or help update or maintain existing websites.

Horizon Principal Ken Schwarz, Ph.D. is an honored and award winning instructor and lecturer.  He has taught many courses, seminars, and workshops for the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles), the University of San Francisco, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and others.  Ken has also provided expert witness testimony for California state agencies including the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Energy Commission.