The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is conducting a Building a Resilient Seattle survey. Here’s an overview, as well as more about how you can help further this effort.
Seattle has been selected into a global network of cities building urban resilience as part of the 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC). This partnership will help Seattle become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
As part of this effort, we are gathering information about what people think is going well in Seattle and what our greatest challenges are. Answering these short questions will help guide our work in preparing Seattle to be a thriving city no matter what challenges come our way. This should take you 10 minutes or less. Thank you for helping us build a Resilient Seattle!
Can you help further this effort? The following Call to Action is from the Chief Resilience Officer at the Seattle OEM.
Friends & Partners –
We’re embarking on an ambitious effort to build Seattle’s resilience and we need your help.
We’re creating a strategy that will help Seattle continue to thrive amidst ongoing urban challenges as well as prepare for sudden shocks and catastrophic events.
We have some pretty good ideas of where we need to focus our efforts, but need to validate this info with you, our residents and community leaders. To that end, we’ve developed a short survey that will help us focus our efforts on the most critical areas as identified by our community members. I have two requests:
1) Please take the survey. It should take less than 10 mins of your time.
2) Please distribute the survey to your peers, partners, and networks. Newsletters, social media, emails – whatever way works the best for you. It’s important to us that we hear from as many people as possible to ensure we are building our resilience strategy on the issues you care most about. So PLEASE spend just a few minutes responding to the survey and sharing it with your networks.
Thank you so much for all you do.
Jessica Finn Coven
Chief Resilience Officer – Seattle
Director, Office of Sustainability & Environment