Christine Morris is the executive director of the newly established Hampton Roads (VA) LISC office. Prior to joining LISC, Christine served for five years as the first Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Norfolk, VA. In October 2015 Norfolk became the third city in the 100 Resilient Cities network to launch a Resilience Strategy. In January 2016 in partnership with the Commonwealth of VA, the City received $120.5M grant award under HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.
In 2019 the Norfolk Resilience Office in partnership with the Norfolk’s Housing Authority successfully competed for a $30M Choice Neighborhood Grant to resiliently revitalize the St. Paul’s area of Norfolk.
Ms. Morris began working for the city as an Assistant to the City Manager in March of 2013 concentrating on areas of workforce development and economic vitality including entrepreneurship and growing local business. She worked with Elevate Early Education to establish the New School, a state-wide demonstration preschool partnership with the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Team Norfolk, she served as Vice President of Initiatives for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
Christine holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.