As the City’s Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, Brian Strong is responsible for the City’s ten-year Capital Plan, its Capital Budget, and the implementation of the Resilient SF strategic vision. Brian created the City’s first multi-year capital plan in 2006 and has been instrumental in the development and passage of over $5 billion in G.O. bonds to improve San Francisco's infrastructure. Brian has implemented a number of innovative resilience programs to protect San Francisco’s infrastructure including the Hazards and Climate Resilience Plan, Earthquake Safety Implementation Program, Lifelines Restoration Performance Project, and Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response bond program; and the nation’s first Tall Buildings Study, Sea Level Rise Guidelines for Capital Planning, and city building-by-building HAZUS seismic assessments.
Under Brian’s leadership, the Capital Planning Program received the 2011 Good Government Team Award and a 2020 project award from the Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Committee and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. He also serves as President of the Board for the San Francisco Community Investment Fund that distributes new market tax credits to disadvantaged communities and the State of California’s Integrated Climate and Resiliency Program Technical Advisory Committee. Brian has a BA from Oberlin College and MPA in Intergovernmental Management from the University of Southern California.