Resilient communities are defined by their ability to bounce back from acute disasters or long-term stressors by actively influencing and preparing for economic, social and environmental change. The Triangle Region faces many changing social, economic, and environmental conditions. Being able to understand how these changing conditions could impact our abilities to bounce back after natural or manmade shocks to the system is key to keeping our region vibrant and productive. 

Projects & Reports

As a top priority for our local government members and our region, TJCOG is leading the effort to make our region more resilient to changing weather patterns and increasing populations. TJCOG is working to advance regional resiliency through the following projects:

  • Triangle Regional Resilience Partnership (TRRP) and TRRP Assessment (2018)
  • Disaster Recovery and Resiliency for Hurricanes Matthew and Florence

Upcoming Events

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, along with its many governmental, private, and non-profit partners are bringing together stakeholders and experts to help shape priorities of the State Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80. These workshops will help the team share information about impacts and solutions as well as learn from communities about their greatest resilience challenges in order to guide future state resiliency planning and investments. 

Expected attendees of these workshops include:

  • City Town, and County Representatives
  • Elected Officials
  • Businesses
  • Environmental Groups
  • Councils of Governments
  • Community and Faith-Based Organizations
  • Tribal Representatives

The five upcoming workshops will be hosted and/or facilitated by fellow Councils of Government; the dates and locations of these workshops are linked below.

October 15, 2019 – Southwestern Commission Council of Governments (Sylva, NC)

October 16, 2019 – Western Piedmont Council of Governments (Hickory, NC)

November 4, 2019 – Piedmont Triad Regional Council (Kernersville, NC)

November 7, 2019 – Lumber River Council of Governments (Pembroke, NC)

November 12, 2019 – Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (Wilson, NC)


For questions about the workshops, please contact:

Jen Schmitz
Principal Planner