Roadmap to Resilience

GovDelivery logo envelopeThe Roadmap to Resilience is a two-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in February 2019. The project seeks to assist small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans through several tools to make the planning process more straightforward and impactful. Tools developed under this project include:

  • Stakeholder engagement best practices.
  • Guidance on how to perform baseline analysis.
  • Information on how to leverage partners and existing assets.
  • Identification of and suggestions for using a variety of funding sources.
  • Direction to helpful federal and national laboratory resources.
  • Metrics to measure success.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of Energy partnered with three Missouri communities – St. James, Rolla and Stockton – who provide insight into the needs of small- to medium-sized communities. The Project Team includes contractors AECOM and Paragon Business Solutions. AECOM leads the technical assistance portion of the project; the firm has a wealth of experience with resilience planning through their work on the 100 Resilient Cities effort. Paragon leads the stakeholder engagement portion and provides additional technical support; the Missouri-based, woman-owned business is well-versed on resilience through its work with the U.S. Army and Corps of Engineers. Several cost share partners provide additional resources and insight, including the Consumer Council of Missouri, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Municipal Public Utility Alliance, Office of Public Counsel and Renew Missouri. 

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Upcoming Meetings


Oct. 21 - 1 p.m.
Webinar 2: Roadmap Action Steps 1 to 3
Take a deep dive in the first three of the six action steps, the building blocks for communities to launch their resilience efforts. Hear from experts and community leaders on their experience in resilience planning and the resources available. 

Nov. 4 - 1 p.m.    
Webinar 3: Roadmap Action Steps 4 to 6
Take a deep dive in the final three action steps highlighted in the Roadmap to chart your community's path to a resilient future. Hear from experts and community leaders on their experience in resilience planning and the resources available. 
Nov. 18 - 1 p.m.
Webinar 4: City of St. James, Missouri Case Study
The Roadmap to Resilience could not have been successful without our partner communities. Hear from leaders from the City of St. James on their participation in the development phase of the Roadmap. 

Dec. 2 - 1 p.m.
Webinar 5: Implementing Action Steps
The final webinar in this series will include community leaders who will share their perspectives and insights on the implementation of certain action steps in the roadmap, as well as on resilience efforts in their cities, broadly.

Previous Meetings


Oct. 7
Webinar 1: Roadmap to Resilience Project Introduction

Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Division of Energy and U.S. Department of Energy Roadmap to Resilience project and the unique considerations for small- to medium-sized communities in developing a city-wide resilience plan.