The City of Waterville is scheduled to host a workshop on Community Resilience at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at The Elm, 21 College Ave. The workshop is another step in the city’s process of identifying ways to reduce carbon emissions, transition to clean energy and become more resilient to climate change effects such as extreme weather, flooding, and public health impacts, according to a news release from the Office of the City Manager.

The city has completed a community resilience self-evaluation to help identify areas of opportunity that the city should address and has identified several actions that it would like to undertake to mitigate effects of climate change. The workshop will also ask participants to identify and discuss other areas that the City should consider.

This workshop is part of the city’s process to join the State of Maine’s Community Resilience Partnership program. The program created by the State of Maine Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future as recommended by Maine’s four-year climate action plan, “Maine Won’t Wait.”  The benefits to the city of joining the partnership include access to funding opportunities, help with project development and grant writing, trainings on important topics, peer-to-peer learning events and access to a regional coordinator who assists with developing project ideas and aids in researching and applying for grants to complete the projects.

This is a chance to hear updates and provide input on ways the city can be more resilient to climate change. For questions, contact Assistant City Manager William Post at [email protected], or 207-680-4204.



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