Cicely Garrett | Interim Chief Resilience Officer
The Mayor’s Office of Resilience works to make Atlanta more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. For the City of Atlanta, working to be more resilient entails reconciling the city’s developmental goals with its environmental limits over the long term. The Office works with all city departments and leadership to encourage policy development and reform.
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, OOR is supported by the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Through this partnership, resources are provided to address the city’s sudden shocks and chronic stresses to its people, its infrastructure and the systems that it supports. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, the city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.
The Office of Resilience Team continues to develop programs in key action areas to educate and train the Atlanta community including Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Energy, Urban Agriculture, Waste Management, and Water Systems.