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Municipal Vulnerability Project

About the MVP Project 

In 2020, the City of Medford was awarded an MVP Action Grant. Through this grant, we are working to improve the City of Medford’s capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related natural disasters. This means listening to and supporting Medford’s diverse communities through improving communication, policies, and programs.

This project has three primary goals:

  • Create opportunities within and across Medford’s diverse communities to develop equitable, community-driven policies and plans
  • Improve accessibility of resources available through more efficient communication networks and centralized emergency preparedness operations planning
  • Advance equity and actively work toward anti-racist policies and practices in City government

As part of this project, the Medford Connects team is available to meet with individuals and community groups to share ideas and make connections.

Organizations and agencies who provide essential services for individuals, especially under emergency circumstances, are invited to attend regular Medford Connects virtual coordination meetings.

Through this project, the Health Department is also offering training for all City staff and residents on topics like equity, racial justice, inclusion, and why those topics matter for climate preparedness. Upcoming trainings will be posted on the City’s website and shared out through our social media channels.

The Health Department is leading this project in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, and the Department of Planning, Development, and Sustainability.

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