Community Engagement

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Make your voice heard in our plan!

To truly address the long-term issues facing Montague, the Five Villages: One Future comprehensive plan has to tackle those difficult questions that arise from an honest assessment of our community’s challenges and clearly state the hard choices we must make to achieve the community’s vision for the future. Many of these hard choices are rooted in the fact that a “business as usual” approach often results in systems and patterns that are unsustainable or that produce results counter to our community’s stated vision and goals. The uncertainty and complexity associated with planning for the next 25 years can feel daunting.

By engaging an array of community stakeholders, jurisdictions, and communities, the planning process will allow us to articulate where and how growth should be encouraged or discouraged.

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How can I participate?

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Over the next year, the Town will be seeking your input to guide the plan’s recommendations and priorities. 

The survey is LIVE in both Spanish and English – find the link at the top of this page. Paper copies of the survey can be picked up at the Town Hall, post offices, libraries, rec center, laundromat, and various other public places around town.

***Completed surveys can be dropped of at the Town Hall or any Montague library.

***Completed surveys can be mailed to Walter Ramsey, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376.

Stay tuned to this page for updates about scenario planning workshops planned for this winter and other opportunities to get involved!

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Scenario planning workshops

What is scenario planning?

Scenario planning is an opportunity to explore alternative futures for Montague and the trade-offs associated with each of those scenarios. The scenario planning workshops will allow Montague stakeholders to:

  • Develop a collective vision for growth, development and conservation
  • Identify differences between that vision and current conditions
  • Identify the actions that will be needed to achieve that vision