Ron Harris has become Minneapolis’ chief resilience officer.
He will lead citywide resilience-building efforts as part of Minneapolis’ partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. Harris’ work will focus on “shocks and stresses” including topics such as lack of affordable housing, climate adaptation needs and the impact of economic inequality within community. Harris will work to ensure alignment with some of the initiatives already occurring in the city relating to continuity of operations planning and business disaster recovery planning.
Most recently working on tenant issues in Regulatory Services, Harris has previous experience in Minneapolis’ Department of Civil Rights, the office of former Mayor R.T. Rybak, and the office of current City Council President Lisa Bender. He was also a voice as part of the Workplace Partnership Group, charged with providing the council body with recommendations for our sick and safe time ordinance.