Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit to be Held in Fort Lauderdale in November 2013

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DATE: September 30, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jason Liechty, Broward County
Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
PHONE: 954-519-0310

WHAT – The Fifth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (“Compact”).

WHO – Approximately 300 elected officials, federal agency representatives, experts from local governments, scientists, and nonprofit and business leaders will attend.

The Compact, a collaboration between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, local municipalities and other stakeholders, has been recognized at the state, national and international levels as a groundbreaking regional model for effective climate action.


• Speakers/panelists include: 
    o Susan Ruffo, White House Council on Environmental Quality 
    o Josh Sawislak, senior adviser - Infrastructure, President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force 
    o County mayors from the four counties of southeast Florida: Kristin Jacobs of Broward County, Steven Abrams of Palm Beach County, Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County and George Neugent of Monroe County 
    o Stan Meiburg, acting regional administrator, Region 4, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
    o Dr. Debra Roberts, deputy head, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Durban, South Africa 
    o Patrick Sheehan, director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

• A Coastal Communities Congressional Town Hall featuring members of Congress from Florida and other coastal states is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free, but registration is required.

• More information about the Summit program can be found on the
Compact website.

WHEN – Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8, from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Coastal Communities Congressional Town Hall will take place November 7 at 7 p.m.

WHERE – Broward County Convention Center (Floridian Ballroom), 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. On-site parking will be provided for registrants.

TICKETS  General registration for the two-day Summit is $150, with a reduced rate of $50 for government, nonprofit organizations, and students. To register for either the Summit or the Congressional Town Hall, visit

Media registration is available. For more information, call 954-519-0310.
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