City Highlighted at Resilience Summit
On Friday, May 7, 2021, Mayor Pro Tem Angela Raymond represented the City of Cape Canaveral at the first ever East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative (R2C) Summit, a half-day long virtual event that explored the integration of planning and action, inclusive governance and forward-looking, risk-based approaches that work to increase resilience across the region. The event was hosted by the City’s long standing partner, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC), which now comprises nearly 40 local municipal, county, university and nonprofit entities.
Mayor Pro Tem Raymond spoke in a session called, Integrated Planning & Action – People. Places. Prosperity., and highlighted some of Cape Canaveral’s ongoing sustainability and resilience-based initiatives. Discussion items included the electrification of the City’s vehicle fleet, hardening of municipal infrastructure against storm systems, the upcoming Multi-Generational Facility rooftop solar array and the City’s draft Resiliency Action Plan. Attendees praised Cape Canaveral’s efforts and quick advancement of initiatives over the past several years. Other speakers within the session were Commissioner Tony Ortiz from the City of Orlando, Commissioner Christine Moore of Orange County, Commissioner Cheryl Grieb of Osceola County and Councilmember Billie Wheeler of Volusia County. Each elected official stressed the need for continued investment in climate-ready designs, environmentally friendly low-impact development and the continued collaboration among local governments in regards to building and enhancing regional risk mitigation.
Keep up with the City's sustainability progress online: cityofcapecanaveral.org/government/sustainability.php