For Immediate Release
December 27, 2006

The Downeast League of Women Voters will sponsor a series of three public meetings focusing on the Brookings Institution/Grow Smart study released this Fall, “Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places."

The report is available on the GrowSmart website The report can also be ordered through Grow Smart ME for $10.00 (207)847-9275.

The League of Women Voters has not taken a position on the report or its recommendations but is interested in stimulating a Hancock County dialogue on the issues. All meetings are open to the public.

Saturday, January 13th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers features Alan Caron, President of GrowSmart ME and sponsor of the report, who will give a presentation outlining the report and its suggested solutions. 

Saturday, February 17th, l:00 – 3:30 PM Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium, Hancock County legislators have been invited to engage in a panel discussion of the proposed GrowSmart legislation implementing the report’s recommendations.

Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM Ellsworth City Council Chambers features a panel of  local and county officials and planners to discuss the pros and cons of implementing the report’s conclusions on the local level.

For more information contact Suzanne Carmichael, chair, Downeast League leadership team, 348-2791 or