Katie Arrington is the disaster recovery coordinator for Boulder County. She was hired in November 2013, following the 2013 Boulder County Flood. In this capacity, she provides support to the disaster recovery manager, helping coordinate the various county departments engaged in long-term recovery activities. Katie helped form and sits on the steering committee for BoCo Strong, a collaborative of local government, non-profits, and other leaders whose mission is to enhance resilience throughout all of Boulder County. BoCo Strong believes in building resilience by enhancing social capital and building community connections.
Katie has her master’s in public health with a specialization in emergency public health and preparedness from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and prior to moving to and working for Boulder County, she worked for the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. Her interest in the field of disasters began at a young age when she experienced the Northridge Earthquake and also watched several major wildfires ravage Southern California during high school and college.