I’m thrilled to announced that CNT has hired a new Managing Director for Urban Resilience. First, about the position: This is a new title that reflects our future direction as an organization. The Managing Director will oversee CNT’s water program – including RainReady, the Great Lakes Water Infrastructure project, and related efforts – and will tie our water work closely to other urban systems. To effectively address environmental justice and the threats caused by climate change, we need to think and act comprehensively. This new position will be responsible for doing just that.
Second, about our hire: His name is Drew Williams-Clark, and he is a perfect fit for what we need. Drew worked with me at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for years and helped to initiate some of the organization’s most important work in the areas of climate change, equity, housing affordability, forecasting, and data analytics. Drew also led the Village of Oak Park’s work with CNT as one of the first municipalities engaging RainReady. He brings extensive experience in internal team management and great external connections in the Chicago region and beyond.
We can’t wait for Drew to start (which happens November 14) and look forward to welcoming him to CNT! Want to meet Drew in person? Come to one of CNT’s fall events—the Reception on November 14, and the CNT Open House on December 4.