Miami Beach appoints new chief resiliency officer

Resiliency

Susan Askew
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Miami Beach appoints new chief resiliency officer:

Deputy Amy Knowles to move up

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales has appointed Amy Knowles as the City’s Chief Resiliency Officer. Knowles who has served as Deputy CRO will replace Susy Torriente, the City’s first resiliency officer who is leaving to take a job in the private sector.

In a letter to Commissioners, Morales noted that Knowles will report directly to him and “work across the organization to convene departments and programs to build and operationalize resilience throughout the city.”
 
Morales said he is “currently evaluating candidates for the Assistant City Manager role” which Torriente also served in, overseeing planning, transportation and mobility, environment and sustainability, housing and community development, and economic development. He wrote he is “using this as an opportunity to re-evaluate the organization chart of my executive team” which currently includes three Assistant City Manager positions.
 
Knowles has been Miami Beach’s Deputy Resiliency Officer for four years. She has 20 years of experience in environmental management, strategy and planning. Prior to coming here, she was the Assistant City Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale where she led “vision planning” according to Morales.
 
 

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