The Town of Falmouth is situated in Cumberland County, Maine, USA. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. This northern suburb of Portland borders Casco Bay and offers one of the largest anchorages in Maine. Falmouth is noted for its high performing school district, and for being a coastal community on the fringe of Portland, the most populous city in Maine. Falmouth also has the largest anchorage in Maine.
The Town of Falmouth wished to develop a Town Vision and Values statement through a robust community engagement process, prior to embarking on the update of its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The resulting Vision and Values statement would create the community’s desired future community character.
The project was implemented across 4 phases that built momentum around an aligned vision for the Town of Falmouth for the next 10-20 years. With Covid-19 restrictions, the first phases of the project were held virtually.
Future iQ was contracted by the Town of Falmouth to conduct and facilitate the Vision and Values project. Work included:
Phase 1 - Project Background Research
Phase 2 - Future Scenario speculation including focus groups and Think-Tank
Phase 3 - Broader Community Engagement
Phase 4 - Final Report