University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2022

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Portrait of Aaron Gross

Aaron Gross

Chief Resilience Officer
City of Los Angeles
With over 20 years of service to the City of LA, Aaron became the City’s Chief Resilience Officer in March, 2019. In that role, he is charged with helping to implement Resilient LA, the City’s robust resilience plan by working with City departments, local, regional, national and international stakeholders, and with communities in Los Angeles. Aaron was most recently employed at the LA Department of Water and Power as its Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer and served in that role since 2015 aiming to make LA a more efficient and sustainable City. Prior to joining LADWP, he served as an International Trade Specialist and as Liaison to the Port of Los Angeles, in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of International Trade. Aaron has also served in two LA Mayoral administrations, for three City Council members, the LA City Attorney, and for the Port of Los Angeles in various capacities from field work, to legislative affairs, to land use planning. Aaron studied Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned Master degrees in Non-Profit Management and Social Work from the University of Southern California.