Office of Resilience


The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience works every day to ensure equity, encourage dynamic civic engagement, secure sustainability outcomes, improve public safety, and become a leader in intersectional resilience. The team works across multiple areas of expertise including energy, water, waste diversion, transportation, food access, and urban agriculture.

The team

  • Shelby Busó, Chief Sustainability Officer

  • John R. Seydel, Director of Sustainability

  • Kate Taber, Clean Energy Programs Associate

  • Neela Ram, Climate Advisor

  • Michelle Wiseman, Director of Recycling and Waste Diversion

  • Natasha Dyer, Senior Recycling Program Coordinator

  • J. Olu Baiyewu, Urban Agriculture Director


About One Atlanta

Our Resilience team is embedded within Mayor’s Office of One Atlanta whose vision is to demonstrate to the world the power of aligning strong leadership with collaborative action in building an affordable, resilient, and equitable Atlanta. One Atlanta leverages the combined power of government, private and non-profit partners, and communities to dismantle systemic inequities and barriers to opportunity. We work to create One Atlanta – a safe and welcoming city with world-class employees, infrastructure and services, an ethical, transparent, and fiscally responsible government, thriving neighborhoods, communities, and businesses and residents who are equipped for success.

Photo: Warren LeMay