Secretary Regan, coastal leaders to host mayoral roundtable against offshore drilling


The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard and Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon will host mayors from several coastal counties for a mayoral roundtable in Manteo on May 8.

Topics for discussion will focus on coastal protection, with a specific emphasis on risks posed by offshore oil and gas exploration and seismic testing, as well as coastal community engagement and federal rulemaking.

Mayors and commissioners representing various municipalities in the state’s coastal counties will attend. 

WHAT:              Mayoral Roundtable to Protect North Carolina’s Coast

WHEN:             Wednesday, May 8 at 1 p.m.

WHERE:           Dare County Center
                           950 Marshall C. Collins Drive
                           Manteo, NC 27954

WHO:                Michael S. Regan, Secretary, Department of Environmental Quality

                           Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Coastal Management

                           Steve Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries

                           Bob Woodard, Chairman, Dare County Board of Commissioners   

                           J. Andrew Sayre, Mayor, Village of Bald Head Island

                           Ricky Credle, Mayor, Town of Belhaven

                           Don Kingston, Mayor, Town of Duck

                           Bettie J. Parker, Mayor, Town of Elizabeth City

                           Horace C. Reid, Jr., Mayor, Town of Hertford

                           Bobby Owens, Mayor, Town of Manteo

                           Ben Cahoon, Mayor, Town of Nags Head

                           Brian Roth, Mayor, Town of Plymouth

                           Tom Bennett, Mayor, Town of Southern Shores

                           Douglas Medlin, Mayor, Town of Surf City

                           John Davis, Mayor, Town of Swansboro

                           Howard Braxton, Mayor, Town of Topsail Beach


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