Arrietta Chakos

Urban Resilience Strategies

Arrietta Chakos advises on municipal and regional resilience planning initiatives, enterprise risk management, and energy assurance planning. Her professional experience is focused on urban resilience assessment and management of community and regional comprehensive risk and resilience funding. She develops culturally-respectful community solutions, as well as resilience action in complex political and social environments.

Ms. Chakos consults with public sector groups, lifeline firms, and local jurisdictions on urban policy and comprehensive resilience management. She has worked with clients including the City & County of San Francisco; ICF; the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative; Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments; California Energy Commission; City of Palo Alto; GeoHazards International; and, the University of California, Berkeley.

She serves on the Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program at the National Academies of Science and the Steering Committee for Resilient America Community Partnerships. As a past member of the Resilient America Roundtable at the National Academies, she advised on national level resilience and disaster recovery initiatives. Ms. Chakos earned her MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.