Chief Resilience Officer
Theresa O’Donnell's long tenure and broad knowledge of urban planning and city operations give her the skills necessary to lead Dallas' resilience initiative. Ms. O’Donnell has more than 25 years of experience as a professional planner, and has served the City of Dallas since 2003. Prior to this role Ms. O'Donnell served as Chief Planning Officer overseeing the Office of Planning and Neighborhood Vitality, Housing and Community Services and the Office of Fair Housing. In this role, she led the Neighborhood Plus Revitalization Strategy that was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council.
Her prior positions with the City of Dallas include Interim Assistant City Manager, in which she oversaw the departments of Sustainable Development & Construction, Housing & Community Services, Aviation, and the Office of Fair Housing. She also served as the Director of the Sustainable Development and Construction department for more than 10 years.
Steven Duong, AICP, is a senior urban planner for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro AECOM office. Working primarily in transportation planning and urban design, he has worked on a wide range of projects that span across several disciplines including international master planning, context sensitive design and complete streets, transit planning, land use scenario modelling, environmental planning, and urban resiliency. He has managed a wide variety of projects, most recently serving as the Project Manager for the 100 Resilient Cities: Dallas plan and for the North Texas Regional Joint Land Use Study. He holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning and landscape architecture from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in planning from University of Texas, Arlington. Steven is involved with the North Central Texas Section of the TxAPA, serving as a board member.