The Department of Local Affairs' Colorado Resiliency Office supports and helps empower Colorado communities in building stronger, safer and more resilient in the face of natural disasters and other major challenges. The CRO coordinates overarching recovery and resiliency activities by collaborating with numerous multi-disciplinary local, state, federal, and private partners in setting priorities, leveraging resources, communicating transparently and delivering measurable results to shape an adaptable and vibrant future.
If you have ideas on how to advance resiliency in Colorado, please send them to CRO Resiliency Program Manager Rob Pressly and we will be sure to incorporate them into future updates.
The Understand section lays the groundwork for what resiliency is and why it matters.
The Plan section provides resources for those interested in taking the next step and developing resiliency plans and policies. This section has tools and templates to guide users through the process.
The Act section (under construction) will provide guidance, best practices and other resources for implementing resiliency projects and integrating resiliency planning local plans, policies and day-to-day activities. This section will include tools such as a resiliency grants database, case studies, and links to key implementation resources.
Following our most recent major disaster, the September 2013 floods that impacted communities in 24 Colorado counties, communities and the State of Colorado made clear that resiliency was not simply something we wanted to do. It is something we must do to ensure our safety, vitality and unique way of life into the future."
- Gov. John Hickenlooper