For Release On or Before February 25, 2022
Press Release Contact: Courtney O’Donnell – Assistant City Manager, City of Bangor
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Anja Collette – Planning Analyst, City of Bangor Planning Division
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City of Bangor to Host Public Workshop on Climate Grant
Bangor, Maine – On March 3rd, the City of Bangor will be hosting two public workshops to discuss how a new grant opportunity should be used on climate actions in the City. The newly formed Community Resilience Partnership, under Maine’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, has created a Community Action Grant program. This program will allocate up to $50,000 to municipal and tribal governments across the state to implement a variety of actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create more resiliency to future impacts from climate change. The actions proposed are in alignment with the State’s climate action plan, “Maine Won’t Wait”.
Through public workshops, the City is soliciting feedback on which actions to prioritize in Bangor. The first workshop will be held virtually, on Zoom, from 12 pm to 1 pm on March 3rd. The second workshop will also be held on March 3rd, from 6 pm to 7 pm, in person, at City Hall in the Council Chambers. During these workshops, participants will also be introduced to the up and coming Climate Action Plan that the City is embarking on with the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS), the Town of Orono, Husson University, and the University of Maine.
The link to the virtual workshop at noon will be available on the City’s website, https://www.bangormaine.gov/calendar (just click on the green box called “Climate Action Grant Virtual Workshop” on the March 3rd timeslot). For more information, you may contact Courtney O’Donnell, Assistant City Manager, at (207) 992-4204, or Anja Collette, Planning Analyst, at (207) 992-4234.
For more information, visit www.bangormaine.gov/climateactiongrant
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 32,403 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.