GrowSmart Maine Forums

GrowSmart has a long and consistent history of hosting quality forums covering a broad array of Smart Growth topics affecting Maine Communities. Below are upcoming forums as well as a listing of our past Smart Growth Forums.
 
Recasting our forums to an online format, due to the pandemic, has allowed us to better extend our reach and accessibility across Maine.
 
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June 2022

Policy Matters: Women and Aging – a Crisis Unfolds

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Growsmart Maine is partnering with Kennebec Savings Bank to bring you this Portland Press Herald Policy Matters discussion on Women and Aging: A Crisis Unfolds. Join moderator Carol Coultas and panelists Jessica Maurer, executive director of the Maine Council on Aging, and Destie Hohman Sprague, executive director of Maine Women's Lobby, on June 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. as they explore the policies and innovations to help aging Mainers. A new Muskie School of Public Service report on economic…

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GSM: Board Meeting

June 24 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am

Monthly Board Meeting for GrowSmart Maine

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October 2022

Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities

October 11

The Maine Public Health Association’s fall conference is the largest meeting dedicated to public health in Maine, attracting 400+ professionals across the state. This year’s 2022 Annual Conference – Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities – will take place virtually October 11, 12 and 13. Click Here For More Information

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Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities

October 12

The Maine Public Health Association’s fall conference is the largest meeting dedicated to public health in Maine, attracting 400+ professionals across the state. This year’s 2022 Annual Conference – Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities – will take place virtually October 11, 12 and 13. Click Here For More Information

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Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities

October 13

The Maine Public Health Association’s fall conference is the largest meeting dedicated to public health in Maine, attracting 400+ professionals across the state. This year’s 2022 Annual Conference – Adapting in Times of Adversity:  The Role of Public Health in Strengthening Maine’s Communities – will take place virtually October 11, 12 and 13. Click Here For More Information

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Past Events

For more information about past forums listed below, please email GrowSmart Maine.

  • May 27, 2022: Saving Money and the Planet: Climate Action at Home hosted by GrowSmart Maine and Maine Audubon. Watch on YouTube.
  • May 19, 2022: A Millennial and a Boomer Walk into a Climate Meeting hosted by GrowSmart Maine and Maine Audubon. Watch on YouTube.
  • May 12, 2022: Maine’s Climate Action Plan: Are We On Track? hosted by GrowSmart Maine and Maine Audubon. Watch on YouTube.
  • April 7, 2022: The Gorham Spur: Spurring Growth without Spurring Sprawl hosted by GrowSmart Maine. Watch on YouTube.
  • March 31, 2022: Policy Matters: Affordable Housing hosted by Portland Press Herald and sponsored by GrowSmart Maine and Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. Read the article | Watch on YouTube | Learn more about Policy Matters
  • February 3, 2022: Exploring the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act | Watch on YouTube
  • Rethinking Commercial Strip Development to Strengthen Your Community
  • July 28, 2021: Seersucker Smartinis held at The Portland Observatory, co-hosted with Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland Downtown, 7.28.2021
  • June 6, 2021: Housing Choices for a Well-Rounded Community
  • March 30, 2021: More Broadband, Less Sprawl with Judy East, Peggy Schaffer, Kendra Jo Grindle
  • February 16, 2021: CEDS Session: Strategies in Smart Growth and How to Engage Your Community with Guest Speaker GrowSmart Maine’s Executive Director Nancy Smith
  • Energy Efficiency/Weatherization Workshops Be Comfortable, Save Money from Energy Efficiency and You | Windham
  • Open Streets: How to Hangout Again
  • Rethinking Commercial Strip Development to Strengthen Your Community | Topsham
  • Housing Choices for a Well-Rounded Community | Kennebunk
  • Getting from Us & Them to We: A Conversation about Midcoast Maine | Belfast
  • Rising Water: Adapting Maine Communities | Augusta
  • Forum on Commercial Corridor Redevelopment | Falmouth
  • Getting from Us & Them to We: A conversation about Midcoast Maine | Rockland
  • Growing Farm Friendly Communities | Bowdoinham
  • Growing Farm Friendly Communities | Windham
  • The Case for Walkability: Health, Economic Development, and Sustainability | Bangor
  • Developers’ Secrets to Small Projects: Tricks of the Trade to rehab Main St | Lewiston
  • Reimagining our Rivers: Restoration & Dam Removal in Maine | Falmouth
  • Maine’s New Forest Economy: Biobased Power, Products, and Fuels | Hallowell
  • Sea Level Rise: Practical Tools & Community Implementation | Rockland
  • The Mill at Dover-Foxcroft Summer Tour and Cookout | Dover-Foxcroft
  • Public-Private Partnership: Passive House Workforce Housing | Brewer
  • A Panorama on Portland’s Growth: Can Public Process Bridge the Gap? | Portland
  • The Benefits of Street Trees
  • 21st Century Transportation: Shared Vehicles, E-Bikes and their Implications for a Smart Growth Economy in Maine
  • A Changing Climate: How Municipal Government Can Be Part of the Solution
  • A Look Into Maine’s Renewable Energy
  • Making Connections, Building Community
  • Arts, Culture, and Economic Prosperity in Maine
  • The Portland Company Forum
  • Summit 2014 – The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth!
  • Thompson’s Point
  • Brownfields: Albatross to Economic Driver
  • Aging in Place: 8 to 80
  • Using the Historic Preservation Tax Credit for Small Projects