Christine R. Morris
Chief Resilience Officer – City of Norfolk, Virginia
Ms. Morris currently serves as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Norfolk, VA. In October 2015 Norfolk became the third city in the 100 Resilient Cities network to launch a Resilience Strategy. In January 2016 in partnership with the Commonwealth of VA the City received $120.5M under HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.
Ms. Morris began working for the city as an Assistant to the City Manager in March of 2013 concentrating on areas of workforce development and economic vitality including entrepreneurship and growing local business. She worked with Elevate Early Education to establish the New School, a state-wide demonstration preschool partnership with the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining Team Norfolk, she served as Vice President of Initiatives for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.