City Earns Climate Leadership Award
The City of Fort Lauderdale was recognized by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) for its efforts to address climate change. On December 2, 2015 at the Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit in Key West, City staff was invited to the presentation podium to receive the 2015 Climate Leader Award.
The City's former Assistant City Manager, Susanne Torriente, had served on the compact’s Staff Steering Committee as Broward County's municipal representative since 2012. In December, the City of Hollywood took on that role as the Compact developed new procedures to rotate municipal representation. This award was presented to Fort Lauderdale to commemorate our service on the Staff Steering Committee and to recognize the leadership the City has provided to date in embracing climate issues. This includes but is not limited the City's support of the implementation of the Compact's Regional Climate Change Action Plan, piloting the concept of Adaptation Action Areas, installation of tidal valves to address high tide flooding, and support of the recently convened Compact Municipal Work Group.
The City of Boynton Beach was also recognized as the City of West Palm Beach transitions into the position Palm Beach County's new Staff Steering Committee municipal representative.