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COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK | OCTOBER 20-22, 2013

EPA Event website: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/syracuseconference.cfm

Summit Purpose

To convene communities advancing green infrastructure programs and engage in dialogue surrounding implementation opportunities and obstacles. SUNDAY, 10/20 - ARRIVAL 2:30 – 5:00PM Save the Rain Green Infrastructure Tours (SyracuseCoE Headquarters Building) 6:30 – 8:00 Reception and Dinner (SyracuseCoE Headquarters Building) • Master of Ceremonies, Matthew “Matt” Millea, Deputy County Executive, County of Onondaga Welcoming Remarks • Sidney “Sid” Hill, Tadodaho, Haudenosaunee Spiritual Leader • Joanne “Joanie” M. Mahoney, County Executive, County of Onondaga • Matthew “Matt” Driscoll, State of New York, Environmental Facilities Corporation MONDAY, 10/21

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY (ESF), GATEWAY BUILDING

8:00 – 8:30AM

Registration and Refreshments

8:30 Local Welcome • Cornelius “Neil” Murphy, President, SUNY College of Environmental of Science and Forestry • Sherburne “Shere” Abbott, Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives, Syracuse University • Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor, City of Syracuse Inception of the Green Infrastructure Summit • Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, US EPA • Chris Kloss, Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Office of Water, US EPA • Lisa Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice, US EPA • Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 2 COMMUNITY DIALOGUE The GI Summit will be conducted in a series of dialogue sessions, beginning DIALOGUES with a brief introduction focused on the dialogue topic from an EPA Partner Community, followed by an in-depth conversation where all summit delegates are invited to participate.


DIALOGUE 1

PROJECT SELECTION & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY LEAD: ONONDAGA COUNTY, NY Saving Rain in Onondaga County and Syracuse — The Evolution of Central New York’s Green Infrastructure Program • Matt Millea, Deputy County Executive, County of Onondaga • Matt Marko, Vice President, CH2M Hill, Inc. FACILITATED DISCUSSION Identifying locally appropriate technologies, fine-tuning project selection, and allocating program resources. Break DIALOGUE 2 INNOVATIVE FINANCING AND FINANCIAL CHALLENGES COMMUNITY LEAD: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD & ANACOSTIA RIVER WATERSHED • Larry Coffman, Deputy Director, Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources FACILITATED DISCUSSION Generating revenues and allocating expenditures to sustainably finance green stormwater management programs. 12:15 – 1:15PM

Catered Lunch

DIALOGUE 3

MAINTENANCE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY LEAD: LOS ANGELES, CA • Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles FACILITATED DISCUSSION Changes, challenges, and opportunities for maintaining sustainable systems. Break DIALOGUE 4

PERFORMANCE: NEW SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

COMMUNITY LEAD: MILWAUKEE METRO SEWAGE DISTRICT • Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District FACILITATED DISCUSSION Monitoring and improving existing technologies and generating new approaches to green infrastructure.

INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE AND CLOSING REMARKS

Joanne “Joanie” M. Mahoney, County Executive, County of Onondaga, introducing Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, US EPA SYNTHESIS

DAY 1 DISCUSSION, DAY 2 BRIEFING


5:15 – 5:45 Keynote Speaker: “The Nexus of Cities and the National Sustainability Agenda” Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, US EPA (Oncenter) 5:45 Reception with Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) Symposium Participants (Oncenter) ESF, GATEWAY BUILDING

TUESDAY, 10/22

8:00 – 8:30AM Refreshments 8:30

Day 1 Review and Opening Remarks

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE DIALOGUE 5

PROMOTING ADOPTION

COMMUNITY LEAD: NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT, CLEVELAND, OH • Kellie Rotunno, Director of Engineering and Construction, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District • Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Manager of the Watershed Program, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District FACILITATED DISCUSSION Identification and engagement of key stakeholders for acceptance of green infrastructure as the technology of choice. 11:00 CLOSING NEXT STEPS FOR THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP 11:30 Adjourn POST-SUMMIT ACTIVITIES: SYRACUSECOE SYMPOSIUM (ONCENTER) 1:30 – 3:45

Green Infrastructure Workshops SyracuseCoE Symposium

• Integrated Heat Recovery: Community Approaches to Industrial Energy Management — Experiences from the City of Guelph: Combining District Energy Systems and Green Infrastructure Solutions • Green Infrastructure and Bioretention Research • Case Studies from National Green Infrastructure Model Communities

4:00 – 4:30

Featured Speaker: “Earning the Green Dividend” Joe Cortright, President and Principal Economist, Ipresa

4:30 – 5:15 Closing Panel Discussion: Four Cities Discussing Urban Reinvention and Resilience • Los Angeles • New York City • Onondaga County/Syracuse • Portland


Community Summit on Green Infrastructure - Agenda