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Northfield Seeks Public Input for MVP Action Items

The Town of Northfield, in collaboration with the Town of Warwick and with assistance from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, is seeking to become designated as a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) community through the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) MVP Program. Two Community Resilience Building workshops were held virtually in March to discuss impacts of climate change on Northfield, identify Northfield’s top hazards of concern, review the Town’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and brainstorm action items to increase resiliency in three categories – infrastructure, society, and environment. By becoming a designated MVP community, Northfield will be eligible to apply for MVP Action Grants to pursue identified action items. The result of the two workshops is a draft summary matrix outlining strengths, vulnerabilities, and potential action items:

Northfield CRB Risk Matrix_Wkshp2Completed

Northfield needs resident and stakeholder input on the draft action items – what should be Northfield’s top priorities to address vulnerabilities and build upon strengths? Please fill out THIS SURVEY to let us know! 

Your input will be used to prioritize actions in Northfield’s final MVP Plan. A public listening session will be held in May to present the final plan, date TBD.

Questions? Please contact Helena Farrell, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, at [email protected], 413-774-3167 x134

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