Extreme weather events, climate phenomena, and environmental issues are presenting challenges that impact our infrastructure and assets and place burdens on our most vulnerable populations. Over the past few years, the Chattanooga area has experienced record rainfall and flooding, excessive heat and wildfires, and the impacts of tornadoes and a global pandemic. Citizens and communities must become more resilient in the face of these continued and inevitable challenges.
The City of Chattanooga - in partnership with regional public and private partners - have launched an effort to create a comprehensive mitigation plan for the region. This plan will expand the City’s awareness of potential threats to regional systems, including utilities, transportation networks, waterways and natural ecology, as well as economic, cultural,and educational centers resulting from ongoing changes to the climate, including storms, floods, and other catastrophic weather and naturally-occurring events.

The following documents should be used to capture your Resilience Action ideas for the Chattanooga Resilience Plan.

  1. Chattanooga Resilience Strategy Workbook
    This file will be used to capture the plan's Resilience Action items.
  2. Resilience Action Workbook Instructions
    This document will provide instructions and definitions for filling out the information in the Resilience Strategy Workbook.
  3. Resilience Action Development Questions
    This document provides the stakeholders with questions to spur good action development.

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If you have specific questions about the City of Chattanooga's Regional Resiliency efforts, please contact Jermaine Freeman at 423-643-7821 or via email at