We envision resilient cities and other communities with the ability to not just adapt to change but also thrive in times of turmoil or chronic stress. Our mission is to support, empower and connect citizen groups and local governments to promote sustainability, with the overarching goal of making communities more resilient to harmful shocks and chronic stresses. RCC advocates for innovative, systemic solutions that promote environmental wellbeing and economic, racial and gender equity. 

Adapting to and mitigating climate change is a key focus for us. We work with community coalitions, city environmental commissions and other environmental thought leaders to curb carbon emissions and meet local and state climate action goals.

Our origins are deeply rooted in community. We started as a project of the Alliance for Sustainability, and after three years of groundbreaking community development work we were ready to become an independent organization focused on community resilience.

We were invited to reimagine and renew the mission of the long-standing Twin Cities Bioneers chapter, Northland Sustainable Solutions. Today RCC carries on a shared vision: people and organizations working together to solve societal  problems and foster a community culture in Minnesota committed to sustainability and taking local action to ensure the health and prosperity of residents for generations to come. 

RCC Staff

Sean Gosiewski, Executive Director 612 250-0389 sean@rccmn.co

Maria Tomczik, Communications & Member Engagement tomczik.maria@gmail.com

Leo Ndiaye, Coordinator, MN BIPOC Local Elected Leaders Network leo@rccmn.co

Resilient Cities & Communities 501c3 EIN 20-5001106

2801 21st Ave S. Suite 100,

Minneapolis MN 55407

RCC Steering Committee Members – County Cluster Leaders and Topic Team Leaders

RCC Board

Leo Ndiaye, RCC Board President (Minneapolis) Coordinator, MN BIPOC Local Elected Leaders Researcher, U of MN Center for Sustainable Building Research

Mia Simpson, RCC Board Vice President (Minneapolis) Member, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Richfield Social Justice Community, Senior Functional Manager, Medtronic

Steve Jorrisen, RCC Board Secretary (Vadnais Heights) Advocate Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at University of St Thomas., Vadnais Heights Planning Commission and North East Metro Climate Action

Daniel Katzenberger, RCC Board Treasurer (Eden Prairie) Member, Eden Prairie Sustainability Commission, Accenture, Net Zero Carbon Transitions Team

Huda Ahmed, RCC Board Member (Blaine) Founder, Transformational Solutions  

Ian Oundo, RCC Board Member(Coon Rapids) Member, Coon Rapids, Sustainability Commission Principal & Founder at Makesi Creative Strategies, (Coon Rapids)

THANK YOU to our past RCC Board Members, for your leadership and ongoing advice – Jenifer Munt (MN Teamsters Service Bureau), Phil Muessig (Retired, MPCA MN GreenStep Cities), Asad Aliweyd (New American Development Center) Robert Blake (Native Sun) and Tatyana Nelima (Economics, MCTC)