Dave Rosenblatt is the State’s Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Commissioner for the Climate and Flood Resilience (CFR) Program in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The program consists of four organizational areas: the Division of Coastal Engineering, the Division of Dam Safety and Flood Engineering, the Bureau of Climate Resilience Design and Engineering, and the Bureau of Climate Resilience Planning. Dave, with forty-two years in DEP, previously served as Assistant Commissioner and Administrator of the Engineering and Construction program for fifteen years. He has also served as Chief of the Atlantic Coastal and South Jersey Bureau in the Division of Watershed Management for five years.
Dave and his CFR Program staff are developing the Statewide Climate Resilience Strategy and the Coastal Resilience Plan, as directed by Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 89. Dave previously managed the preparation of The New Jersey Governor’s Delaware River Flood Mitigation Task Force Report (2006) and The Report to the Governor: Recommendations of the Passaic River Basin Flood Advisory Commission (2011).