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2016 Executive Council Meeting

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Chesapeake Executive Council (EC) will hold its annual meeting to set goals and guidance for the partnership at the Virginia State Arboretum in Boyce, VA.

During this meeting, members of the council are expected to adopt a resolution to support and collaborate with local governments and will note the signs of resiliency that are beginning to be seen throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Executive Council will also hear from Chesapeake Bay Program Director, Nick DiPasquale, who will discuss the partnership’s work over the past year, and Brigadier General William Graham, who will present the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan.

As chair of the Executive Council, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will preside over the public meeting and press conference following a private luncheon at the Virginia State Arboretum in Boyce, VA.


  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET - Public Poster Session and Q & A with Subject Matter Experts
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET - Executive Council Private Breakfast
  • 11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET - Public Meeting and Press Conference
  • 12:00 p.m. ET – Meeting adjourns


  • The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia (Executive Council Chair)
  • The Honorable Thomas Wolf, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable Thomas McLain ‘Mac’ Middleton, Chairman, Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable Jeannie Haddaway Riccio, Deputy Chief of Staff, State of Maryland
  • The Honorable Kara Coats, Deputy Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, State of Delaware
  • The Honorable James Tierney, Deputy Commissioner for Water Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of New York
  • The Honorable Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Division, Department of Energy and Environment, District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Brigadier General William Graham, Commander and Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • The Honorable Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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