County Elected Officials – Give Your Input on Federal Climate Change Preparedness

Governor O’Malley is seeking input from local elected officials on how the Federal government can assist Maryland in planning for and responding to climate change. The Governor is currently serving as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, charged with advising the President as to how federal agencies can best help states and communities understand, prepare for, and reduce the impacts of climate change.

The Task Force is charged with providing recommendations for action to the President on how the Federal government should:

  • Remove barriers and create incentives and otherwise modernize Federal programs to encourage investments, practices and partnerships that prioritize resources and facilitate increased resilience to climate impacts;
  • Provide useful climate preparedness tools and actionable information for States, local communities and tribes; and
  • Generally support state, local, and tribal preparedness for and resilience to climate change.

Comments are being accepted through a series of surveys on a variety of topics:

  • Disaster Recovery and Resilience; Built Systems: Transportation, Water, Energy and Facilities Infrastructure;
  • Natural Resources and Agriculture;
  • Communities: Human Health, Community Development; and
  • Information, Data, Tools and Resource.

Comments are being accepted through March 14.  For more information, visit

Previous Conduit Street Coverage of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan:

State Climate Change Plan Unveiled at Summit

Zero Waste: What’s New in the Governor’s Climate Change Plan?