Town leaders are looking for any interested residents to help identify and prioritize steps to reduce risk and improve resilience and to share their ideas and priorities for actions to make Hamilton more resilient to natural hazards as part of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Project.

The Town of Hamilton is a partner with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in the project, which will include a half-day workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library in the first-floor main meeting room. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with lunch and light refreshments served.

About 40 representatives from town government, community organizations, businesses, and interested residents are asked to join the event to identify and prioritize steps to reduce risk and improve resilience and to share their ideas and priorities for actions to make Hamilton more resilient to natural hazards such as winter storms, heatwaves, and hurricanes that are likely to get worse due to the changing climate.

The Workshop Objectives are as follows:

  • Understand the connections between natural hazards and local planning and mitigation efforts.
  • Evaluate the strengths and vulnerabilities of residents, infrastructure, and natural resources.
  • Develop and prioritize actions for the municipality, local organizations, businesses, private citizens, neighborhoods, and community groups.
  • Identify immediate opportunities to advance efforts that reduce the impact of hazards and increase resilience in Hamilton.

RSVP ASAP to mcarroll@hamiltonma.gov