Event: 2023 OneCape Summit
Date: Monday, July 31, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesday, August 1, 2023 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wequassett Resort, 2173 Route 28, Harwich, MA 02645
Event website: onecape.capecodcommission.org
Sarah Colvin, Cape Cod Commission Communications Manager
All OneCape Summit sessions are open to the press.
Please coordinate event coverage, including interviews with speakers and/or attendees, with Cape Cod Commission Communications Manager Sarah Colvin.
Please ensure that photography/recording equipment does not interfere with the conference A/V or official photographer.
About the OneCape Summit
The OneCape Summit, hosted by the Cape Cod Commission, is a regional forum for information, collaboration, and innovation across major policy issues and areas. The Summit brings together local and national leaders, practitioners, and subject matter experts to inspire informed action on the most pressing issues related to Cape Cod’s unique environment and economy.
Over the course of two days, attendees will hear about forward-looking, action-oriented initiatives and learn from peers advancing strategies to address housing affordability, water quality, and climate-related challenges, and support sustained and equitable economic opportunities.
Attendees include elected and appointed officials, town and county staff, state and federal agencies, business and community leaders, non-profit organizations, and interested citizens.
Notable onecape 2023 Speakers
Please note this is not a full list of OneCape speakers. Please refer to the agenda for a full listing of plenary and breakout speakers.
U.S. Senator Edward Markey, a national leader on policies for enhancing energy efficiency, transitioning to sustainable energy resources, and mitigating the consequences of climate change, will address attendees on July 31st.
Dr. David Cash, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 1, has dedicated his career to public service, with a proven record of harnessing science, innovative policy and participatory decision-making to solve challenges and seize opportunities at the intersection of the environment, economy and equity.
Secretary Rebecca Tepper, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resources and energy regulatory agencies, and has a long history of advising on energy policy and siting, permitting, and financing renewable energy facilities.
Secretary Edward Augustus, Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities, has worked in public service for more than 30 years, most recently serving as the City Manager of Worcester, where he focused on economic development, supporting education and youth, and making city government inclusive for all.
Sara Bronin, Professor at Cornell University and Director of the National Zoning Atlas is a Mexican-American architect, attorney and policymaker specializing in land use, historic preservation, and climate change. The National Zoning Atlas is a collaborative effort to enable a better understanding zoning laws and strengthen planning across the nation for housing production, transportation infrastructure, and climate response.
Nolan Gray, Research Director at California YIMBY, will share his expertise in zoning reform that builds stronger, more resilient communities.
ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION
The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
The Cape Cod Commission’s mission is to protect the unique values and quality of life on Cape Cod by coordinating a balanced relationship between environmental protection and economic progress. The Commission carries out its mission of “keeping a special place special” by leading, supporting, and enforcing the development of regional plans, policies, regulations, and infrastructure to guide and manage growth, and by supporting the 15 Cape Cod towns with professional and cost-effective planning and technical support services.
Through its efforts, the Commission strives to foster a viable year-round economy with thriving economic centers and well-preserved natural habitats and open spaces, a sustainable region with strong intermunicipal coordination and regional infrastructure.