Jeff Hebert

The Water Institute of the Gulf

Mr. Hebert joined The Water Institute of the Gulf in January 2018 and serves as the Institute’s first Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, where he is leading the interdisciplinary work to help communities better adapt to changing environments. In addition, Hebert is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate sustainable development program at the Tulane School of Architecture. Prior to joining the Water Institute, Hebert served as Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of the City of New Orleans, where he managed operations of City Hall. Hebert also served as New Orleans’s first Chief Resilience Officer, where he oversaw the Office of Resilience and Sustainability, which developed the city’s first climate action strategy and the award winning Resilient NOLA comprehensive resilience strategy for the city. In 2016, Hebert was appointed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow.