Attend CCLR's National Brownfield Leadership Summit Planning Meeting in Washington DC
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (MN-4) will keynote the National Brownfields Leadership Summit Planning Meeting on September 17.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP),a program of CCLR's in collaboration with Smart Growth America and the National Brownfields Coalition are organizing a second National Brownfields Leadership Summit in March 2020, timed for maximum impact on the federal budget process.
To prepare for the 2020 Summit, CCLR is convening a targeted group of 30-40 land reuse leaders for a planningmeeting on September 17-18, 2019 at the offices of Holland and Knight in Washington, D.C. The input from this planning meeting will shape our March 2020 Summit, and you are invited you to join BL there!
As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, keynote speaker Rep. McCollum determines funding levels for EPA's Brownfields Program. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about appropriations and brownfield funding from a Congresswoman at the center of the federal budgeting process.
Hailing from Minnesota's Twin Cities, Congresswoman McCollum made history in 2000 when she became only the second Minnesota woman elected to serve in Congress since statehood in 1858. Protecting clean air, water and wild lands for future generations are among Congresswoman McCollum’s top priorities as the leader of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee. In fiscal year 2018, this subcommittee appropriated over $35 billion in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and several other related agencies.
Don't miss this unprecedented opportunity to interact directly with one of our country's brownfield leaders. Build your expertise on the federal budgeting process and what emerging policy proposals from taxes to transportation mean for your redevelopment efforts.
The September planning meeting will consist of:
- A half day of policy education, updates, and related planning
- A half day of advocacy strategy and related planning, and
- A Day on the Hill, where we will brief Congressional offices on the impact of the brownfieldsprogram.
Access the agenda for this planning meeting here.
If you are an EPA grantee, the first half of our agenda on September 17th is supportable by EPA grant funds. Due to its focus on advocacy, the rest of this gathering is not; please ask your EPA grant manager for further details.