(BOSTON) – This week, State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and local officials for a roundtable discussion focusing primarily on the impacts of climate change in Hull.
The roundtable discussion was attended by State Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth); Phil Lemnios, Town Manager; Jen Constable, Chair of the Board of Selectmen; John Reilly, Member of the Board of Selectmen; Nathaniel Peyton, Chair of the Planning Board; Paul Paquin, Chair of the Conservation Commission; Chris Krahforst, Conservation Administrator; Brian Kiley, Assistant of Wastewater Operations; Judy Kuehn, Superintendent of Schools; and Mike McGurl, Executive Director of the Hull Lifesaving Museum.
Though updates on programming at the Lifesaving Museum and in Hull’s schools were shared by Mike McGurl and Judy Kuehn, most of the conversation centered around climate change. The town’s efforts to repair seawalls, prepare for and mitigate storm damage, and manage increasingly interconnected water and sewer systems were primary points for discussion.
“This discussion offered an important opportunity for Hull’s leaders to share their ideas and concerns about climate preparedness and resilience on the South Shore,” said State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull). “Today, on Earth Day, and every other day, we must make climate a top priority. I am grateful to Senator Warren for her willingness to engage with Hull’s leadership on such important issues and for her continued partnership with state and local government.”
During her time in town, Senator Warren also visited Hull’s Pump Station 9. The Commonwealth’s federal delegation secured $2 million to replace the station, which will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the town’s water systems.