Baker and Polito to Address OneCape Summit

HARWICH – Both Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito have been confirmed as speakers at the opening day if next week’s OneCape Summit in Harwich.

Tt is expected that the pair will highlight their 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 annual summit is scheduled for August 16 and 17 at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich.

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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