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On July 29 and 30, we welcomed more than three hundred people, including local, state, and national leaders, elected officials, board members, representatives from environmental organizations and the business community, and concerned citizens, to the Wequassett Resort in Harwich for the sixth annual OneCape summit. Over the course of the two-day event, the Commission’s mission […]
The first day of this year’s OneCape summit focused on our environment. Plenary sessions and breakout discussions centered around efforts to protect, restore, and enhance natural, built, and community systems. Keynote speaker WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher shared information about a warming trend that indicates our climate is indeed changing. Massachusetts Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs […]
The OneCape Award is given annually for outstanding leadership and dedication to water quality on Cape Cod. This year, the award was presented to former Orleans Selectman Alan McClennen for his tireless efforts to improve water quality and work towards wastewater solutions both in the Town of Orleans and across Cape Cod. As a member […]
Cape Cod’s economy was in focus during Day Two. Secretary Mike Kennealy of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development began the day emphasizing the need to continue to address our critical housing issues in order to allow for positive economic growth on Cape Cod. Navjeet Bal of Social Finance discussed results-based financing for […]
New this year, three different mobile workshops provided participants a behind the scenes look at local projects that are changing the way we plan, adapt, and meet community needs. One group traveled to the Aquacultural Research Corporation in Dennis, the largest producer of shellfish seed in New England. A trip to the Chatham Marconi […]
The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is preparing the 2020 update to the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
May 2019 Regulatory Update
On May 15, the Cape Cod Commission said goodbye to five long-time staff members who took advantage of an early retirement program offered through Barnstable County. Deputy Director Patty Daley, Chief Planner Sharon Rooney, Senior Transportation Engineer Lev Malakhoff, Commission Clerk Gail Hanley, and Hydrologist Scott Michaud left the Commission having served for a combined 127 years. Four of the five served with each of the Commission’s four executive […]
Through a $300 million state commitment to climate change adaptation, nine Cape communities received municipal vulnerability preparedness planning grants in 2018, with two more expected to be eligible this July.
The Cape Cod Commission and partner agencies launched a new online tool to help decision makers investigate environmental and socio-economic effects of regional coastal resiliency strategies.
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