PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Peter August, Todd Bianco, James Boyd, Kelly Knee, Jason Osenkowski, Ronald Pitt, J. Timmons Roberts, Carol Thornber and Henry Walker to the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation.
"This advisory board will help Rhode Island develop practical solutions to addressing the impacts climate change will have across our state - from our coast to our urban and rural neighborhoods," said Raimondo. "I want to thank these new members for their pledge to dedicate their time and knowledge to help protect our most important resources for generations to come."
This nine-member advisory board was created as part of the Resilient Rhode Island Act to provide guidance to the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council on issues such as aligning academic research around issues of climate resiliency, communicating scientific and technical information to the public, and taking inventory on public and private sector work to achieve greater coordination and efficiency.