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.