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Nicole Ferrini

City of El Paso

In 2014, Nicole became El Paso’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO).  After 3 years of intensive community engagement, research and planning, Nicole led the team that completed the City’s first comprehensive Resilience Strategy.  She is now Director of Community + Human Development for the City of El Paso.  She continues to raise the bar for city leadership by provoking innovation among civic leaders, industry professionals and the community at large.  She remains focused on building grass roots resilience at a regional scale emphasizing dynamic solutions to the challenges of climate instability, urban development, economic prosperity and social justice.