Consortium Partners Working Group
This working group is comprised of volunteers from around the region consisting of technical experts, researchers and interested citizens. Their charge will be to look at the region’s assets and challenges in regard to environment and develop priorities and implementation strategies. Their work will help answer the following questions for our region:
- What are the impacts of worsening air and water quality on our region’s economy, the health of our citizens, and the future of our region?
- What contributors are affecting our region’s air and water quality and how can we reduce the impacts in a way that respects our other needs?
The Environment Working Group convened on February 22, 2012 to gather reactions to the draft of an Existing Conditions Memo which provides an overview of regional conditions. Meeting documents are listed below.
*The full version of the Draft Existing Conditions Memo is available for download in the Data Clearinghouse
The Environment Working Group convened on June 13, 2012 to assess the impacts of challenges identified in the Livability Report Card and review initial themes and vision idea collected at the Forum 2 public meetings held in April. Meeting documents are listed below.
The Environment Working Group convened on August 21, 2012 to review the draft Regional Vision Statement and to assess benchmarks or indicators that will be used to measure alternative development scenarios in an upcoming round of public input. Meeting documents are listed below.
The Environment Working Group met in a joint session with the four other PlanET Working Groups on October 23, 2012. The session included a review of recent project activities and a “chip exercise” in which working group members developed maps of a variety or regional development scenarios. Meeting documents are listed below.
Meeting 5: March 19, 2013
The Environment Working Group met on March 19, 2013 to participate in the PlanET Regional Outreach Series Round 3 Meeting in a Box and to review detailed data outputs relating to the Regional Growth Concepts. Meeting documents are listed below.
Meeting Agenda (Coming Soon)
The Environment Working Group met on May 8, 2013 to review results from PlanET's third input round, discuss a preferred growth concept and provide guidance on the development of a set of goals and objectives that will be reviewed in the fourth round of public input. Meeting documents are listed below.
The Environment Working Group met on June 20, 2013 to review a set of objectives and to develop a strategies that would help the community move towards reaching each of those objectives. In small groups, members drafted short and long term strategies which were then presented back to the entire workshop.
The Environment Working Group met on August 20, 2013 to reviewed draft strategies and to discuss ways in which the activities of the group could be sustained in the coming years.
The Environment Working Group convened on October 15, 2013 in a joint meeting with the other PlanET Working Groups to preview the PlanET Regional Playbook, learn about the next steps for the project and to commit to strategic activities to improve the prosperity and quality of life of the region's residents.