Amol Naik named as Atlanta chief resilience officer

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced recently that Amol Naik has been named Chief Resilience Officer for the city of Atlanta, according to a press release. In this role, he will be responsible for ensuring progress towards the Administration’s established goals of becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges we face as a city.

The Chief Resilience Officer position is a byproduct of the city’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, which the city of Atlanta joined in 2016. 100RC has provided grant funding and technical support for the Office of Resilience and was instrumental in the creation and release of Atlanta’s first citywide Resilience Strategy – “Resilient Atlanta” released in 2017.

The Chief Resilience Officer will help establish Atlanta as a national leader in improving the quality of life for our residents, especially those living in vulnerable communities, and will continue working to implement the city’s Resilience Strategy.

A seasoned attorney and public policy professional, Naik is currently Director of Legal and Public Affairs for Atlanta-based MailChimp. Prior to that, he held leadership positions with Google Fiber and Google Inc. in both Atlanta and Washington, DC. He is deeply involved in the community, serving as a member of the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership and as Corporate Secretary for the Fulton/Atlanta Land Bank Authority.

Naik’s appointment is effective as of Monday, July 23.