April 16, 2015
Non Members: $175.00
Resilient Cities – A Discussion with Chief Resilience Officers
A recording of this program will be available through the Members Library within one week of the live program.
This engaging webinar will provide an overview of resources and programs that can guide local governments towards becoming more resilient, with a specific focus on the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program and the role of the “Chief Resilience Officer”. Led by two of the first Chief Resilience Officers in the country, the webinar will provide a definition for resilience and will briefly outline the 100 Resilient Cities program as well as a few other available programs and resources. Additionally, the speakers will go into detail on the efforts they are each leading in Berkeley, CA and Norfolk, VA, respectively.
After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
* 1 Discuss the 100 Resilient Cities model and the role of a Chief Resilience Officer.
* 2 Assess the available programs and resources on community resilience and how they could apply to their community.
* 3 Apply tactics from the success stories to their own operations.
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. Please note there is a $7 fee per non-member individual requesting CEUs (there is no fee for members).
Assistant to the City Manager and
Chief Resilience Officer (CRO)
City of Berkeley, California
Timothy Burroughs is an Assistant to the City Manager and serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Berkeley, California. In this role he is the City's lead staff for advancing community readiness for a range of hazards, such as natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.
Prior to his appointment as CRO, Timothy led development and managed implementation of Berkeley's ambitious Climate Action Plan. Berkeley's efforts to achieve deep reductions in global warming emissions and to increase community readiness for the impacts of climate change have garnered national recognition for their high level of innovation and sustained community engagement.
Timothy has a master's degree in international environmental policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Timothy also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two kids.
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Norfolk, Virginia
Christine Morris is Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Norfolk. She began working for the City in March of 2013 as assistant to the City Manager.
Prior to joining Team Norfolk, she served as Vice President of Initiatives for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, which is the region's premier provider of philanthropic services including community impact through grants and scholarships, regional leadership through its focus on community needs and initiatives and personal philanthropy. During her tenure at the Foundation she helped launch Smart Beginning, an early childhood initiative to ensure all children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn.
Christine has assisted community leaders on the Eastern Shore in creating the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation. She helped organize a new philanthropic giving circle that provides $100,000 a year to local nonprofits, and led the reorganization of the Business Consortium for Arts Support, a fundraising organization that raises and distributes money to area arts organizations for general operating support.
She also served as Vice President of Training and Technical Assistance for EDTEC, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in organizational and community development projects. Her projects included assisting boards in public housing developments organize and develop impactful programs. In all Ms. Morris has more than 25 years of experience helping nonprofits improve their management, board leadership, strategic planning and community relations.
Christine holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.
A native of Binghamton, NY, she has lived in Hampton Roads since 2003. Her husband of 28 years, Thomas Kochaba, is a professional engineer with the consulting firm HDR, Inc. in Norfolk.
She is an avid swimmer and participates in open water racing for fun.
||Moderator: Kim Lundgren
Founder and CEO
Kim Lundgren Associates, Inc.
Kim is a mission driven professional with over 17 years of experience, the last 14 of which have been spent designing, securing funding for, and implementing sustainability programs focused on energy, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation.
Kim promotes a comprehensive approach to sustainability and encourages deep engagement with key stakeholders. Previously, Kim was the Director of Sustainability at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and the U.S. Services Director at ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc. In both positions, Kim secured millions of dollars to build new teams and offices focused on delivering energy and sustainability programs to hundreds of local governments throughout the country. She has a strong track record facilitating multi-sector dialogue between local governments, institutions, businesses, and residents related to achieving sustainability goals. Kim was also one of the first municipal sustainability directors in the country and developed the first climate action plan in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Kim is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Public Works Association Center for Sustainability and is one of the first Envision(TM) credentialed sustainability professionals in the US, which is focused on developing sustainable infrastructure.