Town plans have been required since 2018 to take into account large blocks of forest and how they connect. These blocks are critical to healthy ecosystems, clean water, as well as the wood products industry. Join Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission on the evening of November 17th to learn why these areas are important, how to consider them in town plans, and what you can do through subdivision regulations to allow for sustainable development and preserve forests.
This training is free and open to the public. Town leadership highly encouraged to attend.
Capital Budgets and Programs are valuable tools for towns. This training is aimed at increasing Town capacity to create and maintain Capital Budgets and Programs. The training will cover the basics of Capital Budgeting and Programming, the importance of reserves, and ties to Town Plans, among other concepts.
This training is free and open to the public. Planning Commissions, Selectboards, Town and Village Treasurers, Administrative Assistants, and Town Managers are highly encouraged to attend.
Topic: Capital Budget and Program Training
Time: Nov 29, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 828 2175 0599
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The changing climate is bringing many challenges for businesses, including extreme and more variable weather, water restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and measures by the government to curb emissions to help meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. How can businesses survive – and even thrive – in these conditions?
Led by the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup (UVAW), this interactive session will include a panel discussion by representatives from local businesses as well as a presentation on how businesses can access resources for climate funding, by Andrew Hatch, Energy Efficiency Program Manager at Resilient Buildings Group, Inc. in Concord, NH. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore how to make short-term decisions that will have long-term benefits to local businesses, the local economy, and the community as a whole.
UVAW is a bi-state, multi-stakeholder working group of leaders and partner organizations. Started in December 2011, the workgroup meets monthly to focus on building climate-resilient communities in the Upper Valley. Since 2017, UVAW has been housed at Vital Communities, a nonprofit based in White River Junction, VT, with a mission of bringing people together, bridging boundaries, and engaging our whole Upper Valley community to create positive change. UVAW’s previous public forums have explored such topics as preparing for just and prosperous climate migration, protecting land and wildlife in a changing climate, impacts on farms, managing droughts and downpours, and mobilizing local communities for resilience.