Virginia S 265: Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection
On June 22, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed Senate Bill 265 creating a new cabinet-level position to address coastal adaptation and protection in Virginia. The bill states that the Special Assistant to the governor will be responsible for leading statewide efforts in response to coastal flooding; working to initiate economic development opportunities associated with adaptation; and fostering coordination throughout the Commonwealth, especially in Hampton Roads, a coastal region of the state that is most vulnerable to sea level rise and land subsidence. The bill consolidates and elevates coastal adaptation work throughout the state by creating an executive position in the governor’s office tasked with coordination of such efforts.
Publication Date: June 22, 2018
- State of Virginia