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Louisville Resilience Launches New Phase And Discovery Area Teams

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience and Community Services is inviting the public to participate in a meeting to kick off Phase II of the Louisville Resilience initiative on Monday, Sept. 10.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Branch, 301 York Street, and will include the Louisville Resilience team, business leaders, educators, non-profit organizations, members of the faith community, and residents.

Louisville was chosen in May 2016 to join the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world become more resilient to the growing social, economic, and physical challenges in the 21st Century.  Participating cities are provided with resources that include funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, expert support, access to a partner platform and a peer-to-peer network.

Louisville’s Chief Resilience Officer Eric Friedlander is overseeing the city’s development and implementation of a comprehensive Resilience Strategy to help prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from chronic stresses and acute shocks.

At the Phase II kickoff, participants will divide into working groups focused around four Discovery Areas identified in Phase I by residents and subject matter experts through community meetings, focus groups, interviews and an online survey.

The areas are: compassion and trust; resilience to trauma; financial capacity and economic opportunity; and the built and natural infrastructure to promote health and well-being. The working groups will identify specific actions recommended as a part of Louisville’s Resilience Strategy.  View the Phase II flyer for meeting details and other pertinent information.

“Public input has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of developing Louisville’s Resilience strategy,” said Friedlander.  “I’m excited to expand the number of individuals, partners and perspectives involved in this process that will help our community better address many of our biggest challenges and identify solutions.”

For more information about Louisville Resilience or on how to get involved, visit or call 574-8132.  To learn more about 100 Resilient Cities, visit

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