Kate Knuth named City of Minneapolis chief resilience officer

Former State lawmaker Kate Knuth has become the City’s chief resilience officer, a new position created to help Minneapolis prepare for, withstand and bounce back from current and future challenges, including aging infrastructure, natural disasters, racial inequities weather events and climate change. Knuth will lead citywide resilience-building efforts as part of Minneapolis’ new partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Kate Knuth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on conservation and public service. Previously, Knuth was a director at the Institute on the Environment where she ran the Boreas Environmental Leadership Program. Knuth started the initiative, a University of Minnesota program for graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows, to develop communications skills and networking events. Knuth is a citizen member of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board and served three terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013. She earned a master’s from Oxford University and a bachelor’s from the University of Chicago.

Published Jun 27, 2017



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