Planning Commission’s annual meeting Aug. 16

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) is hosting its 2022 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. on Zoom. The annual meeting will kick off with a presentation by Maine State Economist Amanda Rector about the state of Maine’s economy.

Following the presentations will be the commission’s annual business meeting, which will include an update on the HCPC’s activities over the past year and elections for the executive board. The full agenda and links to documents and the virtual meeting on Zoom are available at

The meeting will include an official welcome to Averi Varney, regional planner, who will join HCPC this month.

HCPC has provided planning and related government-support assistance to Hancock County municipalities since 1970. Services include ongoing work in land use, transportation, economic development, solid waste and recycling along with special projects such as support for healthy communities, housing and community development planning and hazardous waste planning.

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