EBC Climate Change Webinar: Laws of the Land – Local Bylaws, Ordinances, and Regulations for Climate Resilience


Date: April 15, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Climate Change webinar will explore how Massachusetts municipalities are using their delegated legislative and regulatory authorities to become more resilient to climate change. Municipal officials from across the Commonwealth will share transferrable examples of bylaws, ordinances, and regulations enacted and lessons learned from their implementation. Case studies will address a range of climate change impacts, including coastal and riverine flooding, stormwater, and extreme heat. They will also cover a range of tools, such as zoning overlays, design guidelines, wetlands regulations, and administrative and funding ordinances.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Webinar – Laws of the Land

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • David Billo, Office Manager, Sovereign Consulting Inc.
  • Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist, Woods Hole Group

Speaker Agenda:

Special Guest – Call to Action: Support HD. 1252 An Act Providing for Climate Change Adaptation Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Investments in MA

  • Representative Nika C. Elugardo, Democrat – 15th Suffolk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Hull’s Nantasket Beach Overlay District and Climate Resiliency Incentives

  • Phil Lemnios, Town Manager, Town of Hull, MA
  • Chris Krahforst, Conservation Administrator, Town of Hull, MA

Swampscott’s Coastal Flood Area Overlay District

  • Angela Ippolito, Planning Board Chair, Town of Swampscott, MA
  • Molly O’Connell, AICP, Senior Planner, Town of Swampscott, MA

Northampton’s Stormwater and Flood Control Approach, including Stormwater Utility

  • Wayne Feiden, FAICP, Director Planning & Sustainability, City of Northampton, MA

Provincetown’s Small Scale Climate Change Resiliency Revolving Fund Bylaw

  • Morgan Clark, Health Director and Deputy Emergency Manager, Town of Provincetown, MA
  • Timothy Famulare, Environmental Planner / Conservation Agent, Town of Provincetown, MA

Arlington’s Climate Resiliency Wetlands Protection Regulations

  • Susan Chapnick, Conservation Commission Chair, Town of Arlington, MA

Moderated Discussion

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Climate Change Webinar: Laws of the Land – Local Bylaws, Ordinances, and Regulations for Climate Resilience completed on April 15, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Webinar – Laws of the Land

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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