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Registration open for Fifth OneCape Summit






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Kristy Senatori, Acting Executive Director | 508-362-3828

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Registration open for Fifth OneCape Summit

Building Environmental, Economic and Community Resilience

August 16-17, Wequassett Resort, Harwich

The Cape Cod Commission will host the fifth annual OneCape Summit on August 16 and 17 at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich.

Originally launched to chart progress on regional water quality planning, last year the Summit expanded to include topics related to infrastructure and the economy. “The OneCape Summit has become a forum for local elected leaders, municipal staff and appointed board members, industry practitioners and community stakeholders to discuss regional issues related to the unique environment and economy on Cape Cod,” said Kristy Senatori, the Commission’s Acting Executive Director.

With a broad focus on the importance of environmental, community, and economic resilience in the face of ongoing natural and social change, this year’s Summit will cover the topics of water quality, coastal resiliency, infrastructure planning, community design, and economic development.

Confirmed speakers include Region 1 EPA Administrator Alexandra Dunn, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, and State Senator Julian Cyr. Both days feature plenary sessions, focused breakout discussions, and interactive, web-based tools for local and regional planning. Additional speakers and a detailed agenda will be shared in the coming weeks.

Register for the Summit at There is a $35 registration fee for each day.





Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Barnstable County, Massachusetts, better known as Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. The Commission is responsible for regional planning, policy, and regulations to help manage growth, and the agency supports the Cape’s 15 towns with cost-effective planning and technical services. For more information, visit: