After being postponed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Chesapeake Executive Council’s annual meeting has been rescheduled for Dec. 3. No location had been set when the Bay Journal went to press, but the meeting was expected to take place in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Council, the top policy-making body for the Bay restoration effort, will adopt a new stormwater directive which commits the states, federal government and District to improve stormwater management on their properties and roadways within the Bay watershed.
In addition, they are to create stormwater management demonstration projects aimed at encouraging local governments and others to adopt innovative stormwater practices that better protect local streams and the Bay.
Council members will also report on restoration progress during the past year.
The Council is expected to recognize the work of Fran Flanigan, who recently retired as the executive director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and of Bill Matuszeski, who recently retired as the director of the EPA’s Bay Program Office.
The Executive Council includes the governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the EPA administrator; the mayor of the District of Columbia; and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which represents the legislatures of the three states. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams is the present chairman of the council.
Information about the meeting will be available from the Bay Program at 1-800-968-7229, and on a special web site at www.chesapeakebay.net/2001exec.htm