Your Feedback Requested – Please View Updated DRAFT Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan and Submit Comments by 5/12!
April 28, 2021
The Office of Planning and Development was created to help the CNMI plan for a sustainable future. Since its creation in 2017 under Public Law 20-20, OPD and the Planning Development Advisory Council (PDAC) have worked to bring public and private sector entities together in the creation of a Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP) for our islands.
What is Sustainability?
Planning for a sustainable future means taking many factors into account that affect the well-being of the CNMI’s people, environment, and economy. To do this, OPD is focusing on three key questions:
- Are we on track to secure a more sustainable CNMI?
- What kind of future do we want to create?
- What do we need to do to achieve this future?
According to OPD Director Kodep Ogumoro-Uludong, “Part of OPD’s mission is to allow our people a voice and a platform where they can provide input on what they feel is important in planning for today and for future generations. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered both the present and the future of the CNMI, and now, more than ever, is the time to get involved.”
As a community member, there are a number of ways to get involved and make your voice heard.
Learn more and sign up for planning updates through the OPD website or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to join a Task Forces or Working Group listserv to receive email updates regarding meetings, review opportunities, and other publications.
Review and comment on the Revised Draft CSDP – You can view a document with tracked changes from the October revision here.
Trouble accessing the links? We have the full URL and history of plan revisions listed below:
- Draft Visioning Document July 25th version
- Draft Visioning Document August 31st version
- Tracked Changes July 25th to August 31st
- October 2020 Revised Draft
- October 2020 – March 2021 Revisions, Changes Tracked
- March 2021 Revised Draft
- April 2021 Revised Draft
- October 2020 – April 2021 Revisions, Changes Tracked