Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission  


SMPDC's Southern Maine
Climate Action Planning Cohort

The Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC) is leading the Climate Action Planning process for Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Kittery. The purpose of this project is to develop a unique, local Climate Action Plan (CAP) for each community.

This process uses a cohort model, where the communities work together to share resources, share knowledge, and coordinate their planning efforts.

What is a cohort?

A team, group, or community of people with shared interests and goals who progress through an experience together

Public engagement is integral to the CAP process. Community input will help to shape CAPs with broad support from residents, business owners, municipal staff, and elected officials. Templates, frameworks, and resources created through this project will be transferable to other Maine communities to inform their own climate action strategies and implementation plans.

Participating Communities









This project is lead by SMPDC:

The Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission is a non-partisan, non-profit agency that cultivates thriving, sustainable communities and strengthens local governments by leading planning and economic development for 39 towns in Southern Maine.

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Upcoming Events

Kennebunkport Task Force Meeting

November 29th, 6:00 PM

Kennebunkport Task Force Meeting

Kennebunk Task Force Meeting

November 30th, 2022, 6:00 PM

Kennebunk Task Force Meeting

Biddeford Task Force Meeting

December 5th, 5:30 PM

Biddeford Task Force Meeting