Saugus Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness Virtual Feedback Session

Town of Saugus

Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness

Virtual Feedback Session

Welcome to the Town of Saugus’ virtual feedback session. The Town of Saugus has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to complete a joint Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (HMP-MVP) Plan.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan prepares for all natural (weather related) hazards. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) plan prepares for projected climate-related increases in heat, precipitation, drought, and sea level rise.

Completion of the Hazard Mitigation Plan will make Saugus eligible for FEMA grants to implement recommended measures. Completion of the MVP plan will certify Saugus as an MVP community and make Saugus eligible for state grants to implement recommended priorities.

Your feedback is critical to the success of the plan. The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that we gather your input virtually. Please listen to the following presentation, review the MVP workshop report, and then respond to the survey questions to share your observations, concerns, and priorities.

Please provide your feedback by Wednesday, January 6, 2021 for inclusion in the final MVP report.

If you have any questions about this website, please contact MAPC Regional Land Use Planner Courtney Lewis at If you have any questions for the Town of Saugus, please contact:

  • Alexander Mello, Senior Planner, Planning and Economic Development,
  • Christopher Reilly, Director of Planning and Economic Development,
  • Town Manager’s Office, 781-231-4111

Step One: Presentation

In this 30-minute presentation, Regional Land Use Planner Courtney Lewis discusses:

  • Saugus Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Climate change data and projections
  • Natural hazards and climate impacts for Saugus
  • Saugus’ climate priorities

If the video isn't displaying, click here for the YouTube video.

Click here to download the presentation featured in the video.


Step Two: Read Draft Report

Review the draft MVP report ("Town of Saugus Community Resilience Building Workshop: Summary of Findings"). Pages 10 to 13 summarize the results.

Pay particular attention to the areas of concern, community strengths, and the strategies to improve resilience. In the next section, we will ask for your feedback on these strategies.

Step Three: Feedback

Please use the embedded survey below to provide feedback! Click here to open the survey in its own tab.