'Preparing for Extreme Weather Events: A Listening Session' on June 21

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st, the City of Melrose will hold a public meeting to discuss our readiness to handle climate-related events and emergencies and how we can become more prepared. We want to hear suggestions and feedback from the entire community on this important topic. The meeting will be held in the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Cafeteria.

In recent weeks, the City of Melrose has been holding internal discussions regarding which potential hazards to address first, and how to make Melrose more resilient as we expect more extreme weather in the future. 

This listening session is an important part of that process, and it leads directly to the next step, which is updating the Melrose Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. This plan is our blueprint for reducing the risk to the community from environmental hazards and improving our ability to recover from the stronger storms that we expect as the impacts of global warming continue to increase.

Please join us on June 21stat 7 p.m. to learn more about Melrose’s efforts to date and to provide your input. A full copy of the Summary of Findings from the preliminary Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness workshops can be viewed here: https://www.cityofmelrose.org/home/events/10693