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City Manager to address climate change symposium April 17

City Manager Tom Barwin will be a guest speaker during the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium: “Climate in Crisis” on Tuesday, April 17 from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail.

With sustainability a top priority for the City Commission, which recently adopted a Climate Adaptation Plan, Mr. Barwin will discuss the City’s forward thinking on its approach to climate change and job growth opportunities in the renewable energy realm.

“As a coastal community, climate change is an especially significant concern for Sarasota,” said City Manager Tom Barwin. “I look forward to discussing the positive economic and jobClimate Change Symposium creating potential renewable energy has for our community and country. For example, approximately 130,000 individuals are part of the clean energy economy in Florida alone. With two featured national speakers offering insights on this far reaching issue of climate change, which will affect generations to come, I anticipate the symposium will be an enlightening, educational and engaging event.”