Kizzy Charles-Guzman

Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Deputy Director at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, leads efforts to strengthen the City’s community, social, and economic resiliency and ensure that our neighborhoods, community-based organizations, workforce, small businesses, and public services emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change. She has worked with advocacy organizations, City and State government agencies, and policy makers to spearhead the passage of laws that advance citywide sustainability and climate resilience planning efforts. Kizzy received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 Environmental Quality Award and the White House’s national Champion of Change Award, in recognition of her commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health in New York. Kizzy holds a BA in Geology from Carleton College and a MS in Natural Resources Policy and Management from the University of Michigan.