Planning for Resiliency in Billerica
Tighe & Bond was selected by the Town of Billerica to complete the Town’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan (MVP Plan) and Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) 5-year update. Tighe & Bond strategically modified the public engagement process to a series of virtual workshops following the Nature Conservancy Community Resilience Building guidelines to provide a Town-wide perspective on asset vulnerabilities and strengths and mitigation strategies that addressed current and future needs. Public outreach was augmented by multi-media tools including a dedicated website, pre- and post-workshop surveys, and online video. The challenges included adapting the HMP update as a local plan from a previous regional plan, and multiple staff changes at the local level. The plan was approved by FEMA and adopted by the Town in 2021.
Tighe & Bond provided master planning services to the Town of Billerica in support of the town’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan and Hazard Mitigation Plan update. As part of this work, Tighe & Bond provided public outreach and engagement services, including a dedicated website and online video.