Democracy Forum — Comprehensive Planning: Why Bother?

Friday, January 20, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. 

This month we'll have a conversation about comprehensive planning. A number of towns in Hancock County are doing, have done, or are thinking of doing comprehensive planning. So, what is comprehensive planning, why do Maine towns do it? Why should they do it and how often? What comprises a comprehensive plan, what difference does it make in a community, why should people care? Learn more here.

Special Guests:

  • Susan Lessard, Bucksport Town Manager
  • Noel MussonPrincipal/Planner for the Musson Group, Southwest Harbor
  • Evan Richert, Director of the State Planning Office under Gov. Angus King and consulting planner to the Town of Orono from 2006-2019

This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line.


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