Mayor Lee appoints Brian Strong as Chief Resilience Officer

Mayor Ed Lee appointed a new staff member at City Hall Friday. Brian Strong, formerly the Director of the San Francisco’s Capital Planning Program, will replace Patrick Otellini in the role.

“San Francisco’s leadership on resilience is an example for our nation.  As City Administrator I established the Lifelines Council to bring public officials together with academic experts, members of the public and private utilities and ensure a swift recovery for San Francisco after the next significant event,” said Mayor Lee. “Brian Strong created the City’s Capital Plan and brings more than a decade of proven leadership to this vital resilience work. I am pleased to announce his appointment as San Francisco’s Chief Resilience Officer.”

The Chief Resilience Officer oversees City policy and implementation on resilience, such as the Capital Planning Program, Earthquake Safety Implementation Program and Lifelines Council.

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