Yarmouth Visioning Project

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Updated:  January 8, 2021

The Planning Board is well underway with the public engagement campaign for the Yarmouth Community Visioning Project.  The Board held three well attended Community Visioning Workshops on November 18th, December 7th, and December 15th.  There was a lot of enthusiastic participation with people offering their views on Yarmouth’s strengths, challenges and their overall vision for Yarmouth.

But we still need your help.  This project is critical for all members of our community as your ideas and feedback will be used to create a Vision Plan defining our community’s guiding principles and objectives for Yarmouth’s future.  It will help guide Town Leaders on future decisions on goals, initiatives and resource allocations.  These decisions will help determine how your tax dollars are spent. 

Don’t let the few decide Yarmouth’s future for the many - there is still time to get involved by taking the Visioning Survey! 

Visioning Survey   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2MZFCW
(Survey has been extended through January 31, 2021)

The survey asks three simple questions:

  • What are Yarmouth’s strengths and assets that you value and want to preserve?
  • What are our challenges?
  • What is your future vision for Yarmouth and what are the opportunities to help us reach that vision?

You can say as little as you want or as much as you want, just let your voice be heard!  Take the Survey and share the Survey Link with Family, Friends and on social media.  Help us get the word out about this important community project.

The Survey is also available in Portuguese and Spanish:

·        Portuguese:  A pesquisa também está disponível em português: 


·        Spanish:   La encuesta también está disponible en español: 


Hard copies of the Visioning Survey in all three languages are also available at Town Hall and the Libraries.

As we start looking to the future, don’t forget to take a look at our Data Summary Sheets on a variety of topics including Community Services, Local Economy, Housing, Community Design, Open Space, Climate Resiliency, Infrastructure and Water Resources.  These summaries provide general topic related data and notable trends; identify existing programs and projects; and outline projects and initiatives the Town is currently working on.  At the end of each Data Summary Sheet is a list of tickler ideas of things to think about in preparation for completing the Survey. 

To stay informed on this important project, please visit our Visioning Webpage and sign up for regular updates via e-mail to have access to the latest information and Surveys. 

Opportunities for public participation throughout the entire visioning process are highlighted in the Public Participation Schedule.  The Planning Board has also developed a robust Public Participation/ Engagement Plan.

We encourage everyone to get involved with the Visioning process and participate in the Surveys or Workshops and share this information.  Public participation is crucial to making this Visioning project a success.  

Additional Information:

Town Seal

Visioning Process Outline

Visioning Process Outline

Public Participation Schedule

Public Participation Schedule