Knoxville mayor selected for president's climate task force

Knoxville mayor selected for President Obama's climate task force

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Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero (source: City of Knoxville) Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero (source: City of Knoxville)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero was selected as one of 26 government leaders to serve on a task force and advise President Barack Obama on climate preparedness and resilience-building efforts.

The State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience is designed to develop actions the federal government can take to better support state, local and tribal preparedness.

President Obama announced plans for the task force in his Climate Action Plan, which was released in June.

"It is truly an honor to be selected for the Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force," said Mayor Rogero in a prepared release. "Climate change is a real threat to our future, but working with government leaders across the country on solutions and sharing ideas with the Obama Administration on how to better sustain our communities can help to lessen the threat. The City of Knoxville has long been committed to clean energy and sustainability, and we welcome the opportunity to be a leader on this issue."

The first meeting of the Task Force will be held at the White House in early December.


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