Mayor's Office

City of Flint bids a fond farewell to Chief Resilience Officer Lottie Ferguson

Chief Resilience Officer Lottie Ferguson will depart her role at the City of Flint to join the Community Foundation of Greater Flint as Vice President of Development and Donor Services, effective June 23.

“We are proud of Lottie’s work on behalf of Flint residents, the partnerships she has created and nurtured, and her ability to lead staff with grace and compassion,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “Lottie has been my trusted friend and adviser for many years. We have learned a great deal from each other, and it is truly a joy to celebrate her continued growth and success. Lottie is one of Flint’s greatest champions, and I look forward to her continued partnership as she helps move our community forward in her role at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.”

As the City of Flint’s first Chief Resilience Officer, Ferguson created a framework for supporting social, environmental, and economic resilience, and made sustainability and climate change planning priorities in the Mayor’s Office. She secured well over $20 million in funding for related initiatives, including public safety, public health, infrastructure, and staff capacity.

“It is truly an honor to have my fingerprints on so many projects that have contributed to positive momentum, led by Mayor Neeley,” Ferguson said. “This new opportunity will allow me to help Flint in ways I’ve never been able to. I’m sad to leave this incredible team, but hopeful for the future.”

Ferguson departs the City of Flint with a host of accolades for her work. She was named to ELGL’s list of 100 Local Government Influencers and received the Governor’s Fitness Award. She has shared Flint’s tenacity with thousands through speaking engagements across the country, represented Flint at conferences and workshops, and connected with countless individuals to positively change their perceptions of Flint, one person at a time.