Gov. DeSantis names Florida’s first statewide Chief Resilience Officer

August 2, 2019

Miami Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his pick for Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer Thursday evening as Julia Nesheiwat, a deputy special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, confirming Miami Herald reporting from earlier this week.

Her role is helping Florida adapt to climate change and “preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise,” according to the release.

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