Making Cities Resilient:
My City is Getting Ready
Champion Profile


Graciela Ortúzar has been Mayor of Lampa, Chile, since 2004 – a rural community of more than 70,000 inhabitants, located southwest of the Santiago metropolitan region. Before becoming Mayor, she was the city’s Secretary of Planning, where she ensured that a fire station was built in Batuco, a locality in Lampa. During that time, she also required the repair of a wastewater system for various neighbourhoods, in addition to other large investment projects in urban improvement. Her expertise of more than two decades of public and private work in management and community planning led to several public-private partnerships in various Municipalities and Associations of Microentrepreneurs Urban and Rural Sector, which received excellent evaluations. Mayor Ortúzar was appointed a Making Cities Resilient Champion, based on her experience in community management after the February 2010 earthquake.

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