About us

The Resilience 21 Coalition was formed at the end of 2020 by resilience experts from across the United States and Affiliated Nations who are practitioners in diverse communities, working on all aspects of resilience. We have formed together to volunteer guidance and insight from our collective experience in the field, building and promoting resilience across the nation and around the world. We are a Group of Volunteers.



All communities that have disproportionately carried the burden of harm from exploitation of natural resources, economic disinvestment and under-investment, and social and political disenfranchisement, will be included in the processes that inform federal decision-making, and will be prioritized in the distribution of federal support to safeguard households and communities from current and future harm in order to achieve intergenerational equity and improve social, economic, and environmental determinants and strive for prosperity.

The United States, under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, will draw on its unique ingenuity, grit, and resources to build our nation’s capacity to bounce forward from climate related shocks, into a more sustainable and equitable way of life for all communities and small businesses. The nation has an important opportunity to transform extant policies that inhibit development and growth for most of the nation and invest in solutions that are regenerative and forward facing.


Leadership Council

  • Ron Harris - Chief Resilience Officer, Minneapolis, Chair Racial Equity through Resilience Community of Practice

  • Greg Guannel - Director of the Caribbean Green Technology Center of the Virgin Islands and Co-Lead of the Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan for the USVI

  • Dr. Atyia Martin - CEO and Founder All Aces, Inc. and Former Chief Resilience Officer, Boston

  • Jade Begay - Climate Justice Campaign Director, NDN Collective, Member of National Environmental Justice Council

  • Laurian Farrell, North America Director, Resilient Cities Network

  • Jainey Bavishi, Director of the Mayors Office of Resilience, New York City

  • Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director, the CLEO Institute

  • Heather Rosenberg, ARUP North America Lead

  • Alexandria McBride, Chief Resilience Officer, Oakland

  • Dr. Lucy Jones, Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society