Chief Resilience Officer, City of Berkeley, CA
Timothy Burroughs is an assistant to the city manager and is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Berkeley, California. He manages Berkeley’s climate action programs and leads the city’s efforts to advance readiness for natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Prior to his appointment as CRO, Timothy led development and managed implementation of Berkeley’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. Berkeley’s efforts to achieve deep reductions in global warming emissions and to increase community readiness for the impacts of climate change have garnered national recognition for their high level of innovation and sustained community engagement.
Burroughs has more than 10 years of experience working to improve urban sustainability. He came to the city of Berkeley from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is an international membership association of city and county governments working to find local solutions to global warming. There he managed the organization’s California-based efforts to provide policy and technical assistance to municipalities.
He has a master's degree in international environmental policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Timothy also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children.