The City of Steamboat was one of 22 communities across the country to receive technical assistance from the EPA through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. According to the EPA, the program is designed to help communities “pursue development strategies that support smart growth and sustainability goals, and encourage local economic development.” The EPA team, facilitated a two-day on-site workshop on July 13th and 14th of this year. The workshop brought together community members and local stakeholders to identify community issues surrounding sustainability. The workshops resulted in the identification of three primary challenges and opportunities: affordable housing, energy use, and community engagement. A final report identifying strategies and recommendations for addressing the issues is available online. You can see it by clicking here.