Resilient Counties Initiative

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    Resilient Counties Initiative

    Overview

    Hurricanes, wildfires, economic collapse, and other disasters can be natural or man-made, acute or long-term, foreseeable or unpredictable. Preparation for and recovery from such events requires both long-term planning and immediate action.

    NACo works to strengthen county resiliency by building leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and allow counties to become more flexible and responsive. Through the use of sustainable practices and infrastructure, counties will be better prepared to address these issues in a manner that can minimize the impact on local residents and businesses, while helping counties save money.

    Through the initiative, NACo:

    • Develops strategies to foster economic growth and competitiveness;
    • Educates counties on techniques for implementing resiliency and sustainability strategies;
    • Provides tools for counties to educate their communities on resiliency initiatives;
    • Identifies ways to leverage changing conditions and take advantage of new technologies and innovation; and
    • Facilitates an open exchange with the private sector.
    The NACo Resilient Counties Initiative builds leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and prepare counties to become more flexible and responsive to system shocks and stresses. It has a holistic approach to resilience, examining social and economic resilience, sustainability and disaster management.
    2016-11-02
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    2020-09-16

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Overview

Hurricanes, wildfires, economic collapse, and other disasters can be natural or man-made, acute or long-term, foreseeable or unpredictable. Preparation for and recovery from such events requires both long-term planning and immediate action.

NACo works to strengthen county resiliency by building leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and allow counties to become more flexible and responsive. Through the use of sustainable practices and infrastructure, counties will be better prepared to address these issues in a manner that can minimize the impact on local residents and businesses, while helping counties save money.

Through the initiative, NACo:

  • Develops strategies to foster economic growth and competitiveness;
  • Educates counties on techniques for implementing resiliency and sustainability strategies;
  • Provides tools for counties to educate their communities on resiliency initiatives;
  • Identifies ways to leverage changing conditions and take advantage of new technologies and innovation; and
  • Facilitates an open exchange with the private sector.

Resilient Counties Initiative

Resilient Counties Advisory Board

Chair

Darry Stacy
Commissioner
Cleveland County, Oklahoma

 

County Vice-Chair

Mike Brown
Commissioner
Johnson County, Kansas

 

Christopher Coudriet
County Manager
New Hanover County, North Carolina

 

Tara Gaston
City Supervisor
Saratoga County, New York

 

Sonna Gregory
Commissioner
Clayton County, Georgia

 

Natalie Hall
Commissioner
Fulton County, Georgia

 

Debra Lucero
Supervisor
Butte County, California

 

Victoria Reinhardt
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Brigid Shea
Commissioner
Travis County, Texas

 

Gregg Weiss
Commissioner, District 2
Palm Beach County, Florida

 

Contact

  • Program Manager – Resilient Economies and Communities  
    (202) 942-4274