EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region announced that registration is open for its 3rd Annual environmental summit, to be held virtually on May 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, this event will convene representatives from communities, non-profits, Tribes, advocacy groups, industry, academia, and state and local governments from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Biden, Tom Perez, will join EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe to will offer opening remarks. Anyone interested in the environment, policy, and public health are encouraged to attend.

Building on this year’s theme, “Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity,” the summit is an opportunity to participate in conversations and information sharing about equitable access to healthy and sustainable communities. Sessions and panels will cover topics such as grants, small farmer equity, and how local mayors are putting the environment first.

“Communities across our region are doing the work in protecting the environment. This is an opportunity to engage across geographical boundaries to learn best practices and see what’s happening in one community that could be beneficial to another,” said U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, Adam Ortiz. “Environmental concerns are going to take all of us working together, breaking down silos, and sharing information.

The summit will be hosted using Zoom Events, a virtual meeting platform building off the functions of Zoom Meetings & Webinars. Once registered, participants will have access to the Zoom Event portal that will be a central hub for meeting activities and will be the route to the myriad sessions supporting this summit.

Full details on the agenda, session descriptions, speakers, and the registration portal can be found here: https://web.cvent.com/event/a40840fe-b2dc-4848-81d6-dd2afdbe6c70/summary.