Rhonda Haag is the Chief Resilience Officer for Monroe County, located in the fabulous Florida Keys. She has been with the county for 10 years and leads its resiliency and sustainability efforts to help prepare the county and its coastal communities for the effects of sea level rise in what is one of the most vulnerable regions in the country. To assist in these efforts, Ms. Haag is an active member of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Steering Committee.
She also leads the county’s environmental canal restoration program, restoring the numerous canals in the Keys that do not meet state water quality standards. She also leads the county’s marine debris removal efforts for canals that have been affected by hurricanes.
Ms. Haag’s experience includes previous service with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, where she served in several roles including Service Center Director, Everglades Outreach Manager and Contracts Manager.
Ms. Haag is committed to improving the marine environment in the Keys, providing for the future livability of residents in these vulnerable island communities and ensuring the resilience efforts of the county continue to remain in the forefront and ahead of the cumulative effects of climate change.