Warwick Seeking Public Input for MVP Action Items
The Town of Warwick, in collaboration with the Town of Northfield 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 February and March to discuss impacts of climate change on Warwick, identify Warwick’s top hazards of concern, review the Town’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and begin brainstorming action items to increase resiliency in three categories – infrastructure, society, and environment. Links to the workshop presentations are below:
By becoming a designated MVP community, Warwick 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:
Warwick needs resident and stakeholder input on the draft action items – what should be Warwick’s top priorities to address vulnerabilities and build upon strengths? What actions are missing? Please fill out THIS SURVEY by Sunday, April 11!
Your input will be used to prioritize actions in Warwick’s final MVP Plan. A public listening session will be held in May to present the final plan, date TBD.
Questions? Please contact David Young, Warwick Town Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-729-3224 (mobile), 413-676-9544 (broadband), or Alyssa Larose, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, at email@example.com, 413-774-3167 x127.