Climate Ready Communities Oregon Cohort
Communities across the state of Oregon contacted us following our March call for communities interested in developing climate resilience plans as a part of a cohort. Each member of the cohort will move through the seven steps of our Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience using an independent process driven by the community’s specific needs. Each will also have access to supplemental content for the Guide and a range of support services as well as the chance to share lessons with and learn from fellow cohort members.
While we’re still working to secure philanthropic funding to help support the cohort, we’re pleased to announce members of the cohort today:
- City of Gresham
- City of Mosier
- City of Sandy
- City of Tigard
- City of Troutdale
- City of Yachats
The cohort will begin monthly meetings in July while efforts are underway to raise additional funding to support the process. The baseline support includes the following items:
- Each community will receive our Climate Ready Support Package for a 2-year period at no cost
- Monthly cohort calls to provide information on member requested topics, address questions, and share challenges and solutions between cohort members
- Two additional hours of consulting, beyond the 1 hour “get-acquainted” call that is included with the CRC Support Package
We’re excited about helping a cohort of Oregon communities move forward with building climate resilience and we’re actively working on this same concept in Alaska, where several communities have signed letters of support. Our team is also exploring the idea in a few other states.
If you’re interested in having your community on our list for a future OR cohort or want to discuss options for forming a cohort in another state, please contact Geoff Weaver at geoff@geosinstitute or call him at 503-781-7888.