At the most recent meeting in Richmond for the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding, Senator Lynwood Lewis was selected by his colleagues to co-chair the Subcommittee alongside Delegate Keith Hodges. Stepping down as chairs, but still continuing in
service, were Delegate Chris Stolle and Senator Mamie Locke.
“It has been my privilege to serve on the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding as we seek bipartisan solutions for a growing problem in our region. I look forward to expanding on the successes of the 2018 General Assembly session, which included the establishment of a cabinet-level advisor focused solely on recurrent flooding and coastal resiliency.”
“Our Commonwealth has the opportunity to be a national leader in addressing the unique and growing threats associated with coastal flooding and sea level rise. The economic and national security consequences are potentially disastrous without the implementation of resiliency strategies and investment at the state, local and federal levels.”
“As co-chair of this Subcommittee, I have been entrusted and tasked with guiding the direction of state legislation pertaining to the issues of coastal flooding and resiliency. I do not take this responsibility lightly and will work closely with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, local and regional representatives, institutions of higher education and experts on the subject matter to continue to find and develop solutions to address coastal flooding and the implications the problem holds for our Commonwealth and our region.”