Annual Meeting


COA Annual Meeting: Thursday, March 3 at 5:30pm at Newport Vineyards

Thank you to everyone who joined our 2022 Annual Meeting! 

We gathered on Thursday, March 3 at 5:30pm for our fourth annual meeting. At Newport Vineyards, our new Executive Director Pam Cook and our staff shared the exciting developments of our organization with our community. Board President Ben Tuff spoke about his role and his upcoming fundraising swim this summer! Watch the whole meeting online and view the presentation here. The Annual Meeting serves as the kick-off to our annual fundraising appeal. Please consider giving us your support as we continue our important work to create a healthier ocean that is accessible to all. Thank you!

Graphic recording of our Annual Meeting by Holly Fisher

We especially want to thank Holly Fisher, who did the amazing graphic recording of the night pictured here. She captured the presentation and discussion in wonderful artistic fashion. 

Ben Tuff wears a COA long sleeve tshirt and a small smile, holding his glass wave prize after his 2021 swim to Jamestown.

The outlook for 2022 is an exciting one for COA, as we usher in a new era led by Executive Director, Pam Cook and Board President, Ben Tuff. Meet them both, along with the rest of our staff, in a collaborative presentation where we will review highlights of the past year and our trajectory moving forward. Ben will also share details of his groundbreaking swim from Block Island to Jamestown in July 2021, raising over $100,000 for COA, as well as a sneak peek of his next swimming adventure that you will not want to miss! 

We are extremely fortunate to have an invested, supportive community without whom our mission driven environmental initiatives would not be possible. Our accomplishments are your accomplishments, and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate these “community ti(d)es”. The meeting can be viewed on YouTube here. 

A photo of a wave hitting the shore with the words "Clean Ocean Access 2022 Annual Meeting: Celebrate our community ti(d)es" and the meeting timing details "Thursday, March 3, 530pm at Newport Vineyards"

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Our Annual Meeting & Report sponsors help make our work possible.
This year’s sponsors include: