Resilience Strategy Working Groups
The Working Groups process was an intensive period of research and idea generation toward the ultimate 44 Resilience Actions.
Working Groups generated proposed actions for consideration to include in the Resilience Strategy, and produced Summary Reports that described both the recommendations made by the group, and the process by which the group arrived at those recommendations.
The proposed actions were recommendations for specific tactical initiatives, projects, or policies that the City might take either to:
Advance a resilience goal the city has already set;
Suggest new resilience goals or policies for the city; or
Generate baseline data or fill information gaps needed to address a resilience area.
The Working Groups were designed to provide valuable external input into the design and thinking about how the City can best leverage policies and partnerships to protect and improve our quality of life as an island community. Working Group participants were asked to think broadly and honestly about how we should move forward together given the challenges we face. Their recommendations helped shape the Resilience Strategy and the policies adopted over the next few years, but their, and the broader community’s, investment and support in the long-term implementation of the strategy will define our shared future. Their engagement and leadership in this process is deeply appreciated.
Each working group had two co-chairs, one external of city government and a director/deputy director of a city agency. Co-chairs were responsible for providing strategic guidance to the Working Group members and facilitating meetings (assisted by Resilience Office staff). Co-chairs worked with the Resilience Office staff to create and share agendas and to keep their group on-task between meetings. The co-chairs helped ensure that their groups submitted well-defined Resilience Actions.
Working Group Members
Working Group members agreed to several months of meetings, and to participated with ideas generation, share information and data, conduct or guide research tasks, and engage with the spirit of collaboration. The chief task for members was to develop proposed Resilience Actions.
These five Working Groups areas remained as the four pillars of the Resilience Strategy: Remaining Rooted, Bouncing Forward, Climate Security, and Community Cohesion.