Photos are of 2015 and 2016 CC Mixers.

MMRG will hold its 5th annual ‘CC Mixer’ on Thursday evening, October 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 86 South Main St, Wolfeboro, NH. Guest speaker and facilitator Steve Whitman, of Resilience Planning and Design, will provide an overview and orientation to the resources developed for MMRG’s new Conservation Action Plan, ‘Our Home, Our Land, Our Tomorrow.’ The program will also feature networking, information-sharing, and brainstorming by Conservation Commissioners and municipal officials from MMRG’s seven service towns, Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. Members of the public interested in learning about the process of planning for conservation are welcome to attend.

Community planner Steve Whitman uses whole system planning approaches that place emphasis on the value and interests of each unique place, stakeholder engagement and outreach activities. Whitman was co-lead with conservation planner Dan Sundquist on MMRG’s recently-completed Conservation Planning project and he spoke at the kick-off Community Visioning Session last fall about the social benefits that accrue from thoughtful conservation planning. On this occasion, he’ll offer specifics on how towns can make use of the new Conservation Action Plan and associated resource maps. Click here to go to our webpage with Action Plan and maps available for download or view.

Members of municipal Select Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, and Conservation Commissions, and others who are involved in community development planning are all invited to participate. The evening will begin with networking and complimentary light appetizers, followed by a round table about existing and proposed Town conservation initiatives. After Whitman’s short presentation, break-out groups will look at maps and brainstorm possibilities for implementing the Conservation Action Plan.

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, call MMRG’s Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info.