Mission: To preserve the Mid-Coast regions quality of life, the social and economic vitality, the small-town character and the historic assets of the midcoast by promoting a regional smart growth approach to land-use and transportation planning, decision-making and resource management.
Target demographics: build strong communities through public engagement and smart growth tools
Direct beneficiaries per year: dozens of communities in the midcoast.
Geographic areas served: midcoast Maine
Programs: City, town & regional planning, facilitating meetings & workshops, conducting visioning sessions, providing place-making & walkability audits and enhancing public engagement.
My town and the surrounding community have been the focus of the Orton grant mentioned in another review. The process is meant to help the entire community determine our future growth. Friends of Midcoast Maine has placed their Director here in town 2 days per week (plus many other times as needed.) She has helped teach & guide all of us through a lengthy, difficult and innovative process. Through all of this she has done a great deal of the