Announcing Our Community Visioning & Civic Engagement Workshop Series

As you probably already know, GrowSmart Maine has been working with the Town of Standish, through our Model Town project, to facilitate citizen-led efforts to implement "smart growth" strategies from Standish's new Comprehensive Plan.

We're now reaching the conclusion of our work in Standish, and the 'Lessons Learned' – what worked and what didn't work – from this demonstration project will be applicable and valuable to numerous communities across the State. In these workshops, we'll share the wide range of innovative planning techniques and methods used throughout the Model Town project, including keypad polling technology at public workshops and cutting edge visualization techniques, and creative public engagement activities with other communities working to implement their comprehensive plans. Read below or visit our website for more information about these workshops, and to register.

Also, you may be interested in this video produced by Standish town officials and Saco River TV that explains the concepts of the Standish Village Plan.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10572778&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

By Choice or by Chance: The Standish Village Plan from srctv on Vimeo.

Dates & Locations:

Workshop #1: Caribou
Date: June 21
Time: Noon – 4:30 pm
Location: Northern Maine Development Commission, Conference Room
11 West Presque Isle Rd, Caribou, Maine
Click here to register!

Workshop #2: Farmington
Date: June 28
Time: Noon – 4:30 pm
Location: The Granary Brewpub & Restaurant
147 Pleasant Street, Farmington, Maine
Click here to register!

Workshop #3: Topsham
Date: June 30
Time: Noon – 4:30 pm
Location: The Highlands at Topsham
Holden Frost House Ballroom, 24 Elm Street, Topsham, Maine
* In partnership with the Friends of Midcoast Maine
Click here to register!

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