Author: Tim Jones, AICP, Planner II, Town of Waxhaw
Resiliency is a component of APA-NC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 Priorities. The chapter is in the process of forming the Resiliency Committee and looking for interested volunteers. The committee is to become a conduit of information in the state for resiliency related issues of interest to our communities.
Tim Jones has volunteered to establish and lead this committee. Interested parties should contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the committee’s scope, timeline, and roles.
Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems in a community to prepare, survive, adapt, recover, and grow no matter what kinds of stresses and shocks they experience. The stresses and shocks to a community may involve disease outbreaks, earthquakes, flooding, high unemployment, and terrorist attacks, and water shortages.