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10/19/2017 - The City seeks public input on strengthening livability and public health at upcoming community workshop

The City seeks public input on strengthening livability and public health at upcoming community workshop

Bangor, Maine:  The City of Bangor is hosting a Healthy Places for Healthy People workshop on October 26 and 27 at the Bangor Public Library.  The two-day community workshop will focus on the topics of how to support healthier people and neighborhoods, revitalizing downtown, and strengthening Bangor’s local economy.  A team of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partners and their consultants will join local stakeholders at the workshop. The public’s participation and knowledge of the local area is needed to help make this event a success. The workshop will bring together many key stakeholders from throughout the Bangor region to develop an action plan primarily around, but not limited to, these goal areas:

  • Increasing access to opportunities, especially for those living in poverty;
  • Creating healthy, vibrant neighborhoods;
  • Supporting workforce development, and;
  • Enhancing community engagement, awareness and strengthening partnerships.

The expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of Bangor residents for the community and region will help make the workshop a success. We look forward to seeing you there. 

  • Who: Stakeholders and community leaders including local residents and elected officials.
  • What: Discussions on health and community livability, group work sessions, and networking that will result in a Next Steps Action Plan.
  • Day 1 Evening Session: Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Bangor Public Library, babysitting and light refreshments provided, free parking after 5:00 PM at the Abbott Square parking lot (located across the street from the Library)
  • Day 2 Action Planning Work Sessions: Friday, October 27th from 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library, lunch provided
  • Please RSVP: to Mel Bickford by email at Melissa.bickford@bangormaine.gov or phone 992-4280

Bangor Healthy Places for Healthy People Steering Committee

  • Patty Hamilton, City of Bangor - Public Health
  • Tanya Emery, City of Bangor - Development/Planning
  • Mary Prybylo, St. Joseph's Hospital CEO
  • Lori Dwyer, Penobscot Community Health Center CEO
  • Julie Green, Husson University
  • Diane Dickerson, Bangor YMCA

 

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The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County.  Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine.  The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.