The Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC) is a council of governments addressing economic development, housing, water quality, and other regional issues in 39 member municipalities in southwest Maine. We were hired to plan and facilitate a strategic planning retreat for SMPDC to build consensus on a regional vision, the SMPDC mission, and the organization’s general strategic direction. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat.
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Shows of Respect
October 26th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Even when you don’t know someone – wait, especially when you don’t know someone – it works well to show respect. Works with people you know too. Even works with people you don’t like. As a practical matter, when you show respect to someone – whoever they are — you’re more likely to get a …read more
Competition is over-rated. Collaboration please.
July 29th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
I’m afraid that our United States Congress has reached a point where they are unable to solve the problems of the nation. I’m afraid that the United Nations and other coalitions of nations lack political will to actually save our species from climate change. And I’m afraid when I see unnecessary conflict in our communities. …read more