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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Press Release: Resiliency Planning is the Talk of Newport with Mayor Buckley

PRESS RELEASE

Mayor Gavin Buckley

 

Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401


For Immediate Release:

Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or mwstephenson@annapolis.gov

 

Resiliency Planning is the Talk of Newport, RI This Week
When Mayor Gavin Buckley Attended Infrastructure Meetings

Annapolis, Maryland (September 26, 2019) – City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley traveled to Newport, Rhode Island on September 24 to participate in three days of meetings regarding issues relating to climate change, economic development, resilience planning, infrastructure, and financing.

The first event was held Sept. 25 at “Innovate Newport” where Mayor Buckley shared ideas in a private meeting with officials in Newport. Following that exchange, Buckley participated with representatives from the Narragansett Bay and Chesapeake Bay area, including State government, city leaders, EPA officials, and watershed representatives. They talked about environmental leadership and financing grants. The talk was hosted by the University of Southern Maine and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.

The second event on the same day was at the Round Table Environmental Leadership Exchange, where representatives talked about resiliency projects and infrastructure. Mayor Buckley then traveled to the City of Westerly to tour projects balancing tourism and economic development with environmental infrastructure.

On Thursday, Mayor Buckley gave a presentation discussing the challenges and success stories of Annapolis, including the temporary flood mitigation efforts on Dock Street that are providing relief to local businesses.

“Both Annapolis and Newport, and communities around the Chesapeake Bay and Narragansett Bay watersheds, face hurdles to protect infrastructure and business and resident investments. I want to share what we know and learn from other communities,” said Mayor Buckley.

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