Rural Resiliency Forum 2018
Utilities of the Future: October 4, 2018
The 2018 Virginia Resilient Future Meeting

Leaders from local government, the private sector, academia, and Virginia Sustainable Building Network have come together to form Resilient Virginia, a new organization to accelerate resiliency planning in Virginia communities.
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Buildings & Community Design

Buildings & Community Design

Buildings & Community Design

Community Programs & Policies

Community Programs & Policies

Community Programs & Policies

Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

Education

Education

Education

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Energy Options

Energy Options

Energy Options

Food

Food

Food

Health Care

Health Care

Health Care

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Water

Water

Water

Introducing Resilient Virginia

Thanks to Our Recent Sponsors

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Latest News & Resources

  • Resilient Virginia News: March 2019

    Climate Is Making News (Still) — Americans Weigh In; Distributed Solar Continues to Make Headway; Climate Goals Get Going in Central Virginia; Virginia General Assembly 2019 Outcomes; Resilient Virginia Board ... Read more…

  • Resilient Virginia 2018-2019 Board of Directors

    OFFICERS

    Andrew V. “Andy” Sorrell,​ the Chairman of the Resilient Virginia Board of Directors, grew up in the suburbs of Richmond but found his true home in rural Virginia after college. ... Read more…

  • Resilient Virginia News: December 2018

    A Thank You to Members and Annual Sponsors; USGBC Virginia and Resilient Virginia Host 4th Presentation; The National Climate Assessment & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports; Governor Northam Ramps ... Read more…

Upcoming Events

  • Shaken, Not Stirred: Community and Building Resilience
    Date: March 26, 2019
    Location: Interstate Center Conference Room, 2104 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA

    Fore more information and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usgbc-virginia-shaken-not-stirred-community-and-building-resilience-the-means-to-it-and-its-measures-registration-57707330178.

  • Environment Virginia Symposium
    Date: March 26, 2019
    Location: Virginia Military Institute | Lexington, Virginia

    This symposium is the Commonwealth's premier environmental conference which brings together environmental professionals throughout Virginia from all sectors: government, non-profits, academia, and industry. Their…

  • Creating and Sustaining Happiness in Virginia Communities
    Date: March 27, 2019
    Location: The College of William & Mary School of Education - Matoaka Woods Room 301 Monticello Avenue Williamsburg, VA 23185

    https://uli.org/

  • Circular Economy Working Group
    Date: March 27, 2019
    Location: Mary Graydon Center at American University, in Room 328.

    The Circular Economy Working Group seeks to emulate nature by closing the loop of resource use and recycling, where nothing is wasted and everything…

  • Environment Virginia Symposium
    Date: March 27, 2019
    Location: Virginia Military Institute | Lexington, Virginia

    This symposium is the Commonwealth's premier environmental conference which brings together environmental professionals throughout Virginia from all sectors: government, non-profits, academia, and industry. Their…

  • Environment Virginia Symposium
    Date: March 28, 2019
    Location: Virginia Military Institute | Lexington, Virginia

    This symposium is the Commonwealth's premier environmental conference which brings together environmental professionals throughout Virginia from all sectors: government, non-profits, academia, and industry. Their…

  • Local Foods, Climate Change and the Green New Deal
    Date: April 1, 2019
    Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 6000 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA

    To register for this free event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/561257164377422/

  • The Climate Crisis: Impacts and Solutions
    Date: April 9, 2019
    Location: George Mason University Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington

    Former Arlington County Board Chair and Managing Partner of DMV Strategic Advisors Jay Fisette will be presenting a slide deck created by former Vice…

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: April 17, 2019
    Location: Walter Reed Community Center (Room TBD) 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA

    (1) Updates since our previous month's meeting
    (2) Climate Action planning
    Stephanie Burns, ACE Volunteer
    sdburns13@gmail.com
    703-862-2092

  • 2019 Conference on Energy & Infrastructure
    Date: April 17, 2019
    Location: The Hotel Roanoke

    Business leaders and policy makers will discuss energy and infrastructure'sÂ
    role to make Virginia more competitive

Who We Are

Leaders from local government, the private sector, academia, and Virginia Sustainable Building Network came together in 2014 to form this new organization to accelerate resiliency planning in Virginia communities. Find out more here.

What is Resiliency?

Resiliency is defined as the capacity to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of natural, climate-induced, or man-made stressors and disturbances.

In the short term, resiliency strategies can provide communities with tools for bouncing back more quickly from extreme weather or other high-impact events.

For the long term, resiliency planning provides communities with the ability to adapt and thrive despite changing environmental, social, and economic conditions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to launch the Community Resiliency Initiative, which serves as a hub for bringing national, state and local resources together to accelerate community resiliency planning across the diverse geographic regions of the Commonwealth.

Our Goals

  • INFORM diverse leaders from government, business, and the community about natural, climate-induced and man-made risks and vulnerabilities;
  • EDUCATE key groups about the models for community resiliency planning;
  • ACTIVATE Virginia communities by providing tools to engage in resiliency planning.

Find out more about Resilient Virginia’s mission and goals Strategic Plan (PDF document).

Partners

We are reaching out to key stakeholder groups around the state. Our partners include local governments and planning district commissions, state government agencies, K–12 and higher education academic institutions, national organizations, major corporations and local businesses, and community organizations. See our 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference List of Partners.

You are invited to join our initiative as a Board Member or Program Planning Committee Member by contacting Annette Osso (osso@resilientvirginia.org).

Sponsor and Membership

Download our Sponsor & Membership form to support the Resilient Community Initiative. It’s our future! Support Resilient Virginia today!

Join UsYou can support our Resilient Virginia’s goals to inform, educate, and activate community leaders across the Commonwealth to enable their businesses and citizens to meet 21st century challenges while maintaining prosperity.
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Benefits

  • Annual and Sustaining Members will be added to the “We Support Resiliency — It’s Our Future!” membership list and will benefit from discounts to all Resilient Virginia events.
  • Annual Sponsors receive special notice on Resilient Virginia’s website with prominent placement of logos and links to your website. New! Business, government, and organizational sponsors are invited to write an article for Resilient Virginia’s news column on their product or service.
  • Event Sponsors are promoted before and during special events.

All supporters will help Resilient Virginia bring critical resources to communities through our website, local events, and statewide conferences.

Support Resilient Virginia! It’s our future!