2022 Town Forum: Climate Change & Sustainability

Published July 14, 2022 | Select Board | Updated September 28, 2023 | Automatically Archived on 7/15/2023

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Sudbury recognizes it is vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change, and will build capacity to be more resilient. The Sudbury Select Board invites all Sudbury community members to a panel discussion about the risks posed by the climate emergency and the various ways the town can address these risks.



Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom

2022 Town Forum Presentation Slides



  1. What climate risks to Sudbury have you identified through your work? What has your department already done to plan for and address risks?
  2. What are the benefits that could be gained for residents and their quality of life through additional sustainability measures?
  3. Moving forward, what steps, processes, and/or resources should the Town utilize to address climate risks and become more sustainable?


Hear from the State and town officials, staff, and other experts on sustainability and climate change. The forum will feature presentations from:

  • Massachusetts Senators Mike Barrett and Jamie Eldridge
  • State Representative Carmine Gentile
  • Alison Field-Juma, OARS Executive Director
  • Ken Pruitt, Sustainability Director, Winchester
  • Janie Dretler, Vice-Chair, Select Board (Moderator)
  • Rami Alwan, Energy and Sustainability Committee
  • Lori Capone, Conservation Coordinator
  • Adam Duchesneau, AICP, Director of Planning & Community Development
  • Sandra Duran, Combined Facilities Director
  • Dan Nason, Public Works Director
  • Beth Suedmeyer, Environmental Planner
  • John Whalen, Fire Chief
  • Bill Murphy, Health Director


At 2022 Annual Town Meeting, the Town voted Article 58: Climate Emergency Declaration. Click below to learn more.



Questions for the forum may also be submitted in advance via email. Please send questions to townforum@sudbury.ma.us prior to Wednesday, July 13, at 5 PM. Please put โ€œ2022 Town Forumโ€ in the subject line and include your name and address for the record.

Live Q&A to follow presentation.


The forum will be broadcast live on SudburyTV and will be made available to view On-Demand.

Comcast: Channel 8
Verizon: Channel 31
SudburyTV Live Stream: http://sudbury.vod.castus.tv/vod/index.php/@live:ch1#castusvod_autoplay=1




Event Details

Event Start: Thursday, July 14, 2022 (7:00 pm)
Event End: Thursday, July 14, 2022 (10:30 pm) (Expected)
Location: Virtual Meeting
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/89748253597
Dial-in: Dial-in number: 978-639-3366 or 470-250-9358
Meeting ID: 897 4825 3597
Committee: Select Board
Notes: The Town Forum was held on July 14, 2022 from 7-9:30PM via Zoom.
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