Regional Sustainability and Resilience Pilot Program



The Regional Sustainability and Resilience Pilot Program was established in 2019 when the towns of Kittery, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Wells, and York sought to create a regional program to support their individual sustainability and coastal resiliency efforts. Managed by the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC), the pilot program works to foster more sustainable and resilient communities by leveraging regional collaboration to enhance the effectiveness of local government action. 

The Program is guided by the Pilot Program Work Plan, which lays out the program goals, pilot objectives, and timeline.  


Pilot Program Goals

Collaboration: Create a collaborative network to share knowledge and coordinate efforts on sustainability, community resilience, and climate action.

Assessment: Assist with evaluation of climate change and coastal issues, priority needs for addressing impacts, and periodic progress on sustainability and resilience initiatives.

Integration: Support communities with incorporating sustainability, resilience, and climate change considerations into community operations, culture, planning, and decision-making.

Action: Increase the climate resilience of Southern Maine by coordinating and supporting capacity-building for climate change mitigation and adaption planning and strategy implementation.


Projects Supported by the Pilot Program