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Gov. Baker to address OneCape Summit


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Gov. Baker to address OneCape Summit

Scheduled to speak on opening day of conference Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is confirmed as a Keynote Speaker for the 2018 OneCape Summit, scheduled for August 16 and 17 at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich. He and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito are scheduled to speak on the Summit’s opening day.
The Baker/Polito administration has dedicated substantial resources in support of municipalities across the state. In May, the last of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns signed on as part of the Community Compact initiative, an effort to strengthen partnerships between the administration and municipalities.
“Governor Baker and his administration remain supportive partners in the Commission’s work on water quality, housing and regionalization,” said Acting Executive Director Kristy Senatori. “We’re pleased that he and Lieutenant Governor Polito will join us for this important gathering of community leaders from across the Cape.”

The OneCape Summit is a forum for discussions on important issues affecting the region. It attracts over 300 attendees and features notable speakers from across all levels of government and the private sector.
This year the conference focuses on environmental, economic and community resilience. Day one covers regional water quality and coastal resiliency and day two covers the economy, regional planning and policies, housing and infrastructure. Participants will have the opportunity to attend both plenary and breakout sessions on topics related to local water quality planning, new and innovative water quality management strategies, stormwater management, and nature-based solutions for coastal resilience, as well as sessions on promoting resilient development, addressing housing needs through form-based code, and new regional policies to support economic development and protect important natural resources.
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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: