Mayor's Office

Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer

Contact: Priya Zachariah
Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer
Phone: 832.393.8528

The Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Houston leads the city’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The CRO leads city-wide resilience-building efforts to help Houston prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the “shocks” – catastrophic events like hurricanes, floods, and cyberattacks – and “stresses” – slow-moving disasters like aging infrastructure, homelessness, and economic inequality, which are increasingly part of 21st century life.

Resilient Houston

Resilient Houston One Year Report Cover ImageResilient Houston, the City’s resilience strategy, was released on February 12, 2020. Resilient Houston provides a framework for collective action for every Houstonian; our diverse neighborhoods and watersheds; City departments; and local, regional, and partners. The strategy links existing efforts with new ones that will collectively work to protect Houston against future disasters—from hurricanes to extreme heat waves—and chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure, poor air quality, and flooding.

It is available to download as a single page document (.pdf) or a double page document (smaller print, less paper, .pdf). Downloads updated 05.18.2020 (Resilient Houston COVID-19 Addendum is located on page 174-176)

Resilient Houston’s Executive Summary is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Urdu. Links below are .pdf.