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Norfolk City Council Member Andria McClellan to Run for Virginia Lieutenant Governor

Originally posted by: The Washington Post RICHMOND — Norfolk City Council member Andria P. McClellan joined the crowded 2021 race for Virginia lieutenant governor on Tuesday, billing herself as a “pragmatic progressive” intent on both expanding the economy and addressing climate change. An independent on the nonpartisan council, McClellan, 50, is running as a Democrat. […]

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Why America Needs a Climate-Resilient Recovery

Listen on: Apple Podcasts The coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity to reboot the American economy in a way that is cleaner and helps to mitigate climate change for future generations. But it’s not only that, this is also a moment to build back the U.S. economy with more resilience.  The word “resilience” is thrown […]

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HRPDC has plans for Western Tidewater

Originally posted by: The Smithfield Times Coastal resiliency, developing a regional, high speed fiber network and supporting the growth of the offshore wind industry are some of the priorities that the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission is backing for 2021. Norfolk City Councilwoman Andria McClellan was elected this month to chair the organization, which represents […]

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Global Tipping Points: Climate Change Risks and the U.S. Military

Originally posted by: Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire and the League of Conservation Voters for the second installment in our virtual, star-studded Global Tipping Points speaker series this Fall! Our October edition will be headlined by the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, who will speak on […]

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Norfolk councilwoman Andria McClellan says she’s exploring a run for Virginia lieutenant governor

Originally posted by: The Virginian Pilot Andria McClellan, who has served on Norfolk City Council since 2016, said Wednesday she’s eyeing a run for lieutenant governor in 2021. The Hampton Roads native said she’ll spend the next few months listening to Virginians and supporting the candidates running for office in November. “The past few months […]

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Councilwoman creates videos to highlight life during the pandemic

Originally posted by: The Virginian Pilot One sunny afternoon while talking with her postal carrier, Steve, Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan had an idea. “It was a beautiful day, and I was working on my front porch,” said McClellan, who has represented Superward 6 since 2016. “Steve bound up the stairs and we exchanged our normal […]

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Raise voices to celebrate peace and unity

Originally posted by: The Virginian Pilot Two years ago, in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, and with the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, approaching, a palpable sense of unease fell over Hampton Roads. Searching for a way to bring the community together, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra convened the first CommUNITY Play-In and Sing-Along. […]

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Region making progress to bolster resilience

Originally posted by: The Virginian Pilot A JUNE 23 op-ed (“Cost poses biggest challenge to regional resilience” by Skip Stiles) cited the need for regional collaboration on sea level rise and resiliency in Hampton Roads. We agree. As the chair and vice chair of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Coastal Resiliency Subcommittee, we are […]

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Southside cities win national challenge, money for internet connectivity ring

Originally posted by: Local council members said the grand prize increased interest in the internet project, and they hope private and federal investment will cover the $48.6 million cost of the connectivity ring and side projects. NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Five Hampton Roads cities are developing a fiber cable ring that is being recognized nationally as […]

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A model for civic engagement

Originally posted by: The Virginian Pilot UNSEASONABLY WARM temperatures coaxed hundreds from their homes on a recent Sunday, but they weren’t spending the day at a park or on a golf course. They flocked instead to the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood for a civic fair and workshop series to encourage greater involvement in public […]

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