Public Input Needed for City of Richmond’s Heat Management Strategy

March 7, 2022

Public Input Needed for City of Richmond’s Heat Management Strategy

Richmond, IN. - In the coming weeks the City of Richmond will be hosting four public meetings to gain community insight on the City’s Heat Management Strategy being developed for Summer 2022. The Heat Management Strategy is a part of the City’s “Beat the Heat” program.

The “Beat the Heat” program is a two-year, grant-funded initiative created by the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute and funded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Reid Health, and the City of Richmond. The “Beat the Heat" program works to help the City of Richmond deal with the public health impacts of extreme heat.  

At the upcoming public meetings, community members can learn more about the “Beat the Heat” program and provide ideas and input on the Heat Management Strategy as it is being developed. The public meetings will be hosted in two rounds and will include both in-person and virtual meetings. Thein-person and virtual meetings in each round will contain the same information.

The first round of meetings will share the results of community input gathered over the past few months and paint a larger picture of the impact of extreme heat on the Richmond community. The second round of meetings will be focused on reviewing a draft version of the Heat Management Strategy and allowing attendees to provide their feedback on that draft.

In-Person meetings will be held in the 3rd floor council chambers at the Richmond Municipal Building (50 N 5th Street, Richmond, IN 47374).

Register for the virtual meetings here:

Round1 Meetings: Presentation of Community Needs

·        In-Person: Wednesday, March 23rd from 7 – 8 pm

·        Virtual: Tuesday, March 29th from 6 - 7 pm

Round2 Meetings: Presentation of Draft Strategy  

·        In-Person: Tuesday, April 19th from 7 – 8pm

·        Virtual: Monday, April 25th from 6 – 7 pm  



Press Contacts:

Lucy Mellen

Heat Relief Coordinator


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