Town of Plymouth
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness
Climate Ready Healthy Plymouth
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Public Forum
Tuesday, May 26
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the final public forum.
Hear about the most critical vulnerabilities to Plymouth’s infrastructure, environment, and public health in the face of climate change.
Workshop attendees will vote to prioritize actions to respond to these vulnerabilities and provide their own suggestions for climate action.
Welcome to the Town of Plymouth's online Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) workshop! Through the MVP program, the state of Massachusetts awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action grant funding and other opportunities.
The Town is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in partnership with Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) to do a comprehensive climate change and public health action plan and become MVP-certified. You can learn more about Climate-Ready Healthy Plymouth here. This online workshop is a critical step to secure the Town’s MVP designation. Your expertise and connection to Plymouth will provide the foundation toward a Climate-Ready Healthy Plymouth.
Remember, watching the videos and reviewing boards is an essential part of this workshop. You'll receive background information and context that will be essential to giving feedback.
Plymouth Climate Chat
Two optional live sessions will give workshop participants the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts with others in town. While we've tried to provide a breadth of different perspectives in this virtual workshop, there's no substitute for hearing the lived experiences and knowledge of a range of Plymouth residents and sharing your own. Participation is not expected the whole session, but MAPC staff will be on hand to respond to your questions!
The full workshop should take you less than two hours to complete. Here's your agenda for the workshop:
I. Town of Plymouth Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)
III. Climate-Ready Healthy Plymouth: Informational Boards (15 minutes)
- Question: Plymouth's Environmental Strengths and Vulnerabilities (8-10 minutes)
- Question: Plymouth's Infrastructure Strengths and Vulnerabilities (8-10 minutes)
- Question: Plymouth's Society and Public Health Strengths and Vulnerabilities (8-10 minutes)
- Question: Environment Resilience Actions (5-8 minutes)
- Question: Infrastructure Actions (5-8 minutes)
- Questions: Society and Public Health Actions (5-8 minutes)
- Question: Priority Actions (5 minutes)
Welcome from the Town of Plymouth
Introduction to Workshop
For the following section, listen to the video audio or read the transcript as you review the board. Later, as you think through Plymouth's strengths and vulnerabilities in the face of climate change, you may want to refer back to the videos, posters, or written transcripts.
Environment & Natural Resources
Workshop Questions: Share Your Expertise
Please use the embedded survey below to think through:
- Plymouth's strengths and vulnerabilities when it comes to environmental resources, infrastructure, and society/public health
- Potential actions Plymouth could take to enhance these strengths or mitigate these vulnerabilities
Need help answering the question? To the right of the survey (on your desktop) or below (on your mobile device), you can find more information on each question , as well as examples of how other residents have responded. You can also scroll back up to review the posters and their descriptions again.
Society and Public Health
Society and Public Health Actions