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Big Thinkers

cels alumnus makes strides in making rhode island town better prepared for a future of storms

presleyFred Presley took over the reins as West Warwick’s town planner on the heels of one of the worst floods in that town’s history. After heavy rains left much of West Warwick under 13 feet of water in 2010, Presley’s number one goal was to make the town more resilient against future floods and natural disasters.

Of his role as town planner and then town manager, he reflects, “For me, this is a level of engagement where you can have the most impact.” Presley, a College of the Environment and Life Sciences alumnus, continues, “This position in particular enables you to make things happen every day.”…[Read more]

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