Let GCI Help You Achieve a Positive Community Outcome

As a recognized leader in public involvement planning and implementation, GCI has successfully completed hundreds of projects, from small public meetings to multi-year, multi-stakeholder programs requiring input from thousands of citizens.

GCI’s capabilities include qualitative, issue-based research; public policy development and decision-making; and custom-designed engagement and project management processes. Each project is thoroughly analyzed to determine which of the specialized techniques from the GCI Toolkit are most effective for achieving desired results.

Big Enough to Handle Your Largest Projects, Small Enough to Care

Gunn Communications, Inc. (GCI) has grown to become the largest full-service public engagement firm in Arizona. We now offer the resources and expertise to support any public or private project throughout the development lifecycle: from planning and environmental studies to design and through construction or implementation. We also have the expertise and proven experience to support any program or initiative for which public opinion is a crucial element.

While our firm has grown significantly in the past few years, we’ve never lost sight of how we got here: by providing a high level of personalized service to our clients, identifying new ways of engaging the public in an ever-changing world, and staying true to the core values and guiding principles of public participation.

The Expertise to Tackle Big Issues

GCI specializes in the development and implementation of comprehensive public involvement and outreach plans to inform and engage the public and key stakeholders and assist decision makers in making well-informed decisions on projects that affect communities. In addition, we provide public relations services to help our clients increase awareness of and build excitement and support for their projects, organizations, and issues.

Our expertise includes:

  • Public involvement, public notification and public comment response coordination and documentation to satisfy the requirements and intent of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Strategic and general plan development
  • Stakeholder research and database development
  • Community-based needs assessments
  • Meeting and group facilitation
  • Citizen group management
  • Strategic dialogue
  • Interactive decision-making
  • Public opinion survey development and analysis
  • Consensus building
  • Issue and dispute resolution and mediation
  • Construction outreach
  • Spanish translation and outreach
  • Design and development of public collateral materials and websites

The GCI Toolkit

With multiple tools and techniques at its disposal, GCI can better assist its clients in engaging diverse stakeholders and gathering the information needed to make better decisions. You tell us what information you need and when you need it, and we will select the tools and techniques to ensure the best possible results. We are known for creating innovative exercises for public workshops and understanding how to use the “right” tool at the “right” time.

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