City of Grand Junction, Colorado
Public discussion and consensus-building were the focus of Ms. Walz' contribution to the consulting team for creation of the Grand Junction, Colorado Master Plan.
Public involvement included community workshops, interviews with key leaders and structuring of joint city-county policy sessions. The plan, which began as an effort focused on the city and its extra-territorial jurisdiction, was coordinated with a similar planning effort by Mesa County.
Both jurisdictions adopted plans including policies for unincorporated urban development, service provision and annexation.