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Mayor Curry Announces Pick For Jacksonville’s Chief Resilience Officer

July 07, 2021
The CRO will report to the Director of Planning and Development.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has picked a candidate for Chief Resilience Officer, a new position that’s charged with helping the city prepare for the impacts of climate change.  The Jacksonville City Council voted in December to create the position of Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) at the recommendation of the council’s Special Committee on Resiliency and Mayor Curry included funding for the role in this year’s city budget.
After a nationwide search, Mayor Curry announced Tuesday that Anne Coglianese is his pick for CRO.  “Anne has worked at the highest levels of the federal government. She led the Coastal Resilience Program for the city of New Orleans, served on the coastal advisory team for the state of Louisiana's coastal master plan and worked on the climate preparedness and resilience team at the White House Council on Environmental Quality,” Mayor Curry said. “Anne is a welcome addition to the city of Jacksonville, and I look forward to working with her.”  Coglianese is expected to begin her new role on July 19, but she’ll need to be confirmed by the City Council first. 

Source:  WJCT News 
Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.