All Things Dennis Port

The Dennisport Revitalization Committee has a goal for this year and it is vital to the economic health of the entire Town of Dennis.   We are planning a Charrette in the Spring of 2009.  A charrette is a professionally organized planning event that uses the talents and specific knowledge of multiple professionals trained to base their results on the ideas and desires of the community.  It will be a collaborative process among business owners, officials from the town region and state, residents (stakeholders), together with experts in architecture, planning, wastewater treatment, housing, transportation, and environmental sustainability.  This public participation event will be held at a local venue and moderated by an experienced charrette professional.  Public input will include discussions, debates, graphic visions, and finally, solutions.  The result will be a sustainable and practical plan of revitalization that all parties have agreed to implement.

How can you help in this effort?  We currently need volunteers during this charrette organizational phase to work in sub-committees for area studies, meeting planning, and organization.  We need your members to work on the sub-committee that is within the sphere of your expertise and interest.  Please submit the name(s) to Hank Bowen (tel. 508-385-1934) or Tom Huettner (tel. 508-394-7974) or e-mail us at  We have scheduled a series of workshop meetings to learn from you what issues should be addressed during the charrette.  These will be held at 6p.m. at the Dennis Public Library in Dennisport on the following dates:

 November 21st – Historical Heritage, Transportation, and Public Safety

December 5th – Economic Development, Social Services, Housing, Arts &  Culture

December 19th – Land Use, Wastewater, Alternative Energy

 Your cooperation and interest is much appreciated.  Dennisport will blossom with a successful charrette. 

 The Dennisport Revitalization Committee:

 Hank Bowen   co-chair           Tom Huettner   co-chair

Carlyn Carey                           Bob Juliano

Alex Kennedy                         Linda Orlando


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