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Resilience and Racial Equity

The Mayor's Office of Resilience and Racial Equity leads efforts to help Boston plan for and deal with catastrophes and slow-moving disasters — like persistent racial and economic inequality — that have become part of 21st century life.

Our department works to to develop and implement Boston’s Resilience Strategy. The strategy is a transformative, healing journey to ensure all of us have access and support to thrive from childhood to retirement in our daily lives and during major emergencies.

We maintain a unique focus on social and economic resilience in a City affected by historic and persistent divisions of race and class. Our department also keeps an eye toward potential shocks the City may be exposed to.

Resilience and Racial Equity
1 City Hall Square, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

News and announcements

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Jan 31

Executive Order to Promote Racial Equality and Resilience Signed by Mayor Walsh

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Nov 14

Network Exchange on Equitable and Resilient Cities announced

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May 29

'Playful Boston' to incorporate innovative approaches to civic life

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May 2

Lori Nelson hired as new City of Boston chief resilience officer

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