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New York City appoints Director of Recovery and Resiliency

New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced the appointment of Jainey Bavishi as the Director of the Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Bavishi will lead the City’s OneNYC resiliency program, preparing the city for the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats. She also will serve as the Deputy Chief Resilience Officer as part of New York City’s participation in the 100 Resilient Cities program, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

“For a coastal city like ours, rising sea levels mean rising risk for our neighborhoods, infrastructure and economy. That is why we’re making an unprecedented investment in the City’s resiliency,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Climate change continues to be one of the greatest challenges of our time, demanding creativity and leadership to ensure we are better prepared and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and related threats. New York City and the de Blasio administration continue to lead the globe through our ground-breaking OneNYC program of inclusive climate actions,” said Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director for Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer for the Office of the Mayor. “With the addition of Jainey Bavishi to our team, the City will expand its global leadership on climate adaptation and resiliency. I’m thrilled to have Jainey join the team as we raise the bar and achieve our ambitious climate commitments.”

“This is an incredibly important moment for city governments to play a pivotal leadership role in responding to and preparing for the impacts of changing climate. The de Blasio Administration continues to set the standard for inclusive and equitable climate action and I am excited to lead the Office of Recovery and Resiliency forward on behalf of this great city,” said Jainey Bavishi, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. “Reaching the Mayor’s OneNYC resiliency goals and responding to our global climate challenges will continue to require hard work, innovation and empathy for those most impacted and I’m excited to join this effort.”

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