The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Planning Commission, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Bucknell University, is currently developing a Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) to make Montgomery County a more healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable community.
The goal of the RCAP is to act as a guide that Montco. municipalities can use to anticipate and respond equitably to the wide-ranging impacts of a changing climate.
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Technical Team & Steering Committee
The Montco RCAP is being coordinated by a Technical Team and a larger Steering Committee comprised of municipal staff and elected officials from across Montgomery County who have volunteered to tackle a holistic and regional approach to climate change. Together, these two groups will form the primary working group from which the early versions of the RCAP will be formed, including preliminary data analysis and county-wide mitigation/adaptation recommendations.
RCAP Technical Team: Brandon Ford, Springfield Twp.; Sean Halbom, Whitemarsh Twp., Jon Lesher, Montco Planning Commission; Ellis Foley, Montco Planning Commission; Emily Turner, Bucknell University.
RCAP Steering Committee: RCAP Technical Team (see above); Martin Miller, W. Norriton; Tony Heyl & Meghan Nolan, Bridgeport; Peter Wilson, Springfield; Wendy Ankrom, Cheltenham; Stephanie Henrick, Pottstown; Cheryl Lockard, Upper Moreland; Ray Courtney, Lower Merion; Catherine "Kate" Harper
How can the Public get Involved?
One of the main requirements of the DEP program funding this initiative is a public engagement component. Once a preliminary set of analyses and recommendations have been developed by the Technical Team and Steering Committee, the groups will organize several opportunities for the public to provide their thoughts, suggestions, and feedback on the RCAP. Stay tuned here and with your local municipalities once these events have been scheduled.