Our Goal Areas
Midcoast Sense of Place
Preserve and strengthen, through land use strategies, investment, and membership support the sense of place and character associated with MCOG town centers, villages, neighborhoods, working waterfronts and the natural landscape.
Hub of Excellence
Expand the MCOG region’s economic diversity by relaunching an economic development program focusing on embracing its place as a Hub of Excellence within the state of Maine’s economic development strategy.
State & Federal Funding
Position the MCOG region and take advantage of the present opportunities for infrastructure and other supportive funding at the state and federal level.
Implement a regional program that addresses the short term and long-term housing shortage in the MCOG region.
Sustainability & Resiliency
Establish an effective sustainability and resiliency program that helps member communities address issues of climate change, reduce its root cause - carbon emissions, while embracing the green economy.
Strengthen the recognition of MCOG and the region, through communication, collaboration, and the use of technology.
Diversity, Equity, & Integration
Within the framework of a Green Economy, develop a DEI core plan that addresses how MCOG will address issues of employment, education, and service among vulnerable demographic groups of the Midcoast Region.
2022-2027 MCOG Strategic Plan
MCOG's Strategic Plan provides a blueprint for Staff and Board of Directors work over the next five years. It is meant to guide planning decisions, budgetary commitments, funding searches, and staff alignment as MCOG works to coordinate the regional activities of its member communities. The plan will provide sound data support, provide ongoing technical assistance to communities in need and further regional collaboration wherever possible.
The MCOG Strategic Plan reflects the goals and strategies for the region as articulated through a four-step planning process:
Steps 1 & 2 MCOG conducted four forums in the region (the subregions1 ), and through planning sessions with the region’s professional planners. Each subregional forum conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis for their subregion, and MCOG in general.
Step 3 We asked the General Assembly, in group sessions, to focus on the priorities they deemed most important: Housing, Infrastructure funding, and the Hub of Excellence (regional economic development).
Step 4 The Board of Directors are responsible for the fourth step in the strategic planning process: review and approval of this Final Strategic Plan. The Plan synthesizes information collected from all stakeholders, consolidating input into seven goals.