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Municipal Climate Action: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Atyia Martin

Join us for the first event in our new series: “City Voices: On the Frontlines of Climate Resilience and Justice.”

About this Event

We’re excited to kick off the new series “Municipal Voices: On the Frontlines of Climate Resilience and Justice.” This series will bring together leaders and policymakers from municipalities, communities, and urban planning groups to discuss their efforts to build climate change resilience, with a focus on how climatetech startups can get involved.

The first installment of this series features Dr. Atyia Martin, CEO of All Aces, Inc. and former chief resilience officer for the City of Boston. Dr. Martin will share her perspectives as a city emergency management and preparedness officer and a thought leader/change agent for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. Martin’s experience offers tremendous insight into the inherent challenges and opportunities as we strive to develop climate change solutions in a just, equitable, and inclusive way.

About Dr. Martin:

Dr. Atyia Martin is the CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc., an alternative to traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting and professional development. Instead, All Aces is a Racial Equity Applied Learning [REAL] Partner for organizations with a mission to activate consciousness, catalyze critical thinking, and transform capabilities that advance racial equity and build resilience. They offer practical professional, personal, and organizational development which includes their online learning community, IntentionallyAct.com. Additionally, Dr. Martin is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. She has over 19 years of experience in resilience, applied learning, social and organizational equity, emergency management, public health, and intelligence.

As a certified emergency manager, her previous professional roles include Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston, director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, and adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security and Public Policy programs at Northeastern University. Dr. Martin has also held positions at the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); the Air Force as active duty assigned to the National Security Agency; and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Dr. Martin and her husband were born and raised in Boston where they currently live. They co-founded Next Leadership Development Corporation, a nonprofit focused on building resilience in Black households and communities. They have five children, two still at home.