The Towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, and Worthington are collaborating with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), residents, and stakeholders on strategies to reduce vulnerability and adapt to our changing climate through the State’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The core directive of the MVP program is to engage community stakeholders to facilitate the education, planning, and ultimate implementation of priority climate change adaptation actions. Completion of the MVP planning process will enable the Towns to receive preference for future state grants.
The MVP grant also requires each town to engage the public on climate resilience. Given current COVID-19 social distancing guidance, we are unable at this time to hold a public meeting on the subject. Instead, we are asking all Goshen residents to do two things:
- Review this MVP Draft Report, on the Select Board page, and submit your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click on this link to take a 3 question survey to inform us on what you think our regional priorities should be to better adapt to climate change.