About 100RC & Seattle

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world prepare to meet the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Selection for the 100RC Network was highly competitive. Seattle was one of only 37 cities chosen from more than 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, ability, and need to prepare for future challenges.

With the number of people living in urban areas rapidly increasing, the 100RC Network was established by The Rockefeller Foundation to help cities prepare for the impacts of urbanization, globalization, and climate change. As a member of the 100RC Network, Seattle has access to tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to help our city meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Hiring a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to lead the citywide resilience-building process is also part of this initiative. Mayor Murray appointed Jessica Finn Coven as Seattle's first Chief Resilience Office in March 2017.