Mayors of Boulder, Colo. and Pinecrest, Fla., will join the National League of Cities Energy & Environment Committee in Discussing Resiliency and Climate Change Impacts on South Florida

Pinecrest, Fla. – Climate adaptation and resiliency is an increasingly important issue for the National League of Cities (NLC) and its members.  The NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee will be in Pinecrest, Fla. to give committee members a firsthand look at the impacts, such as sea level rise, that climate change can have on a local community and infrastructure.

On Friday morning, Mayor Cindy Lerner, Pincrest, Fla., will be joined by Mayor Matthew Applebaum, Boulder, Colo., to discuss the impacts of climate change on local communities and how issues such as adaptation planning and long-term planning for transportation and water infrastructure interrelate and might be thought about in a resiliency-building lens.  The discussion will raise awareness of the issue and inspire other communities to take action.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and why and how four counties came together to develop the regional climate change compact and about the ongoing collaborative effort to foster sustainability and climate resilience at a regional scale.

 

WHAT: Press conference and panel discussion of climate change adaptation, resiliency and South Florida’s response.

WHEN: September 20, 2013

Press conference at: 12:30 p.m.

Panel discussion at: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

 

WHERE: Press conference at: Pinecrest Gardens, Historical Entrance Building

11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida

Panel discussion: Pinecrest Gardens, Hibiscus Room

 

WHO:     Press Conference:

•       Matthew Appelbaum, Mayor, City of Boulder, Colorado – EENR Committee Chair

•       Cindy Lerner, Mayor, Village of Pinecrest, Florida – meeting host

Panel Discussion:

•       Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of the Courts, Office of the Miami-Dade County Clerk

•       Mark Woerner,   Assistant Director, Office of Metropolitan Planning, Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Miami-Dade County

•       Jason Liechty Environmental Projects Coordinator, Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Broward County

•       James Murley Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council

 

CONTACT: Gregory Minchak, 202-626-3003, minchak@nlc.org

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