The Sustain Southern Maine team is currently creating an inventory of recent work-to-date on the below topics. One of the Partnership’s key roles in 2013 will be to review and refine the recommendations within this work for the region as a whole, focusing on those that are of critical importance to strengthening the region’s economy, environment and community.
The reports and conclusions regarding needs and next steps on these topics will be posted here as they are completed.
- Mobilize Maine is a respected leader in Economic and Workforce Development here in Maine and we are proud to be partnered with them in this effort to support the economy. For more information go to their website here and see their work with GPCOG here.
- At the March 15th partnership meeting Mark Ouellette from Mobilize Maine gave this presentation about the organization and its role in fostering economic development across the state.
Multimodal Transportation Choices
Information coming soon.
- Addressing Water Quality Concerns Through a Maine Town Policyby Rochelle Wehrfritz, graduate student, Muskie School of Public Service/University of Southern Maine
- York and Cumberland County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing prepared by Anne Gass, ABG Consulting.
- Full Report - DRAFT
- Building Capacity Through Water System Partnership by Yvette Meunier, graduate student, Muskie School of Public Service/University of Southern Maine
- At the March 15th partnership meeting Christopher Covo from the Southern Maine Regional Water Council gave this presentation about the organization and it’s work to improve public water infrastructure in southern Maine.
- Open Space
Information coming soon
- Climate Change
Public Outreach to Under Served Populations
- Partnering with an Ethnography class in the University of Southern Maine’s Anthropology department we engaged in a series of conversations with groups including: refuge seekers, immigrants, homeless, elderly, and those living beneath the poverty line.
- At the Nov 15th partnership meeting Carol Morris presented an overview of the under served population outreach. This was followed by a presentation by Scott Hastings and Damon Yakovleff of GPCOG on Maine’s foreign born population. They reviewed some demographic statistics on the population and presented SSM’s recommendations for better integrating immigrants into the workforce. The powerpoint for these presentations can be found here.