DATE: October 25, 2013
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MEDIA CONTACT: Jason Liechty, Environmental Projects Coordinator, Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Broward County
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Members of Congress and southeast Florida leaders will discuss sea level rise and climate change at a Coastal Communities Town Hall on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, during the Fifth Annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a discussion of local impacts of sea level rise, public perceptions of climate issues and possible solutions. The participants include:
• Congresswoman Lois Frankel (Florida)
• Congressman Patrick Murphy (Florida)
• Congressman Elijah Cummings (Maryland)
• Florida State Representative Bobby Powell
• Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs
Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions and contribute to the conversation at the Town Hall. The event will be moderated by Tom Hudson, special correspondent for WLRN-FM, south Florida’s NPR station. The event will be recorded for later broadcast on WLRN-FM 91.5 FM (WKWM-FM 91.3 in the Florida Keys) on Wednesday, November 13, at noon.
Registration is required. To register, visit compactsummit for tickets and event information. The Town Hall takes place in the Floridian Ballroom at the north end of the third floor of the Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. Free on-site parking will be available. General registration for the full two-day Summit is $150, with a reduced rate of $50 for government, nonprofit organizations, and students.
Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale are the hosts of this year’s Regional Climate Leadership Summit, in partnership with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a collaboration of the four counties of southeast Florida, local municipalities and other stakeholders. The Compact is one of the nation’s leading examples of local government action to address climate change.
More than 300 elected officials, federal agency representatives, experts from local governments, scientists, and nonprofit and business leaders are expected to attend this year’s Summit.