President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Releases Report

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President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Releases Report

Posted: 11/19/2014
November 19, 2014 - For the past year, Mayor Madeline Rogero has served as a member of President Barack Obama's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force was formed to provide feedback from local and state leaders on how the federal government can most effectively support their efforts to prepare for the effects of climate change.

Yesterday, the Task Force issued a report with recommendations. Click here to read the White House press release. It includes a link to a new "Climate Toolkit" for local governments and communities, which you can see at www.toolkit.climate.gov.

Mayor Rogero said, "I was honored to serve on the President's Task Force, and I appreciate the federal government reaching out to state, local and tribal leaders to understand the possible impacts of climate change across the country. The recommendations we have put forth will help leaders at all levels better prepare and educate themselves and their citizens to deal with these complex challenges."