Priya Zachariah

Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer
City of Houston


Priya Zachariah serves as the Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer for the City of Houston. The CRSO is responsible for leading citywide resilience efforts to guide the City in preparing for, responding to, and withstanding catastrophic events such as hurricanes, floods, extreme heat and cold events, as well as longer-term issues like aging infrastructure and economic inequality. In addition, the CRSO will continue to champion a science-based and community-driven climate strategy that advances Houston’s efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.