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Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Recovery Updates, Activities and Progress

Recovery efforts are taking place in Sonoma County on many fronts since wildfires claimed 24 lives, destroyed nearly 7,000 structures, including over 5,100 homes, and burned 110,000 acres in October 2017.

The Board of Supervisors created the Office of Recovery and Resiliency shortly after the fires. The Office’s mission includes working with fire survivors, the community, County departments, key groups and stakeholders and other local and regional governments to identify, coordinate, facilitate and prioritize recovery efforts.

For a comprehensive list of recovery efforts and progress

  • Published on September 20, 2018
    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will hold a ceremony on October 8, 2018 in observance of the one year anniversary of the Sonoma Complex fires. The ceremony will include a memorial bell ringing to remember those who lost their lives in the fires and provide an opportunity for community grieving, healing and reflection through public chalk art expression. The chalk art will continue on October 9th.
  • Published on August 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma encourages all Spanish speaking residents to participate in two workshops that will gather public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County.

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Draft Sonoma County Recovery and Resiliency Framework

The Board of Supervisors received the Draft Sonoma County Recovery and Resiliency Framework on September 25 th, 2018. The Draft Framework was prepared by the Office of Recovery and Resiliency in collaboration with other County departments and agencies, cities and other jurisdictions, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders. The following information was presented to the Board:

Draft Recovery & Resiliency Framework (PDF: 2.55 MB)
Borrador Marco de Recuperación y Resiliencia (PDF: 1.91 MB)
Proposed Action Items (PDF: 261 kB)
Highlighted Proposed Actions (PDF: 650 kB)
Acciones propuestas destacadas (PDF: 488 kB)

The Draft Framework was informed by feedback and input provided by community members and stakeholders during an extensive community engagement period. From July through September, the County hosted seven community meetings throughout the County and collected almost 1,500 comments from more than 300 community members who attended. Two meetings were held in all Spanish. The County also conducted an online survey, collecting 115 responses, and met with over 75 stakeholders and community organizations to gather input into the Draft.

This public input is available below:
Input received through collected Worksheets (PDF: 441 kB)
Input received during Community meetings (PDF: 542 kB)
Input received from Online Survey (PDF: 432 kB)

Contact Information

Michael Gossman

Deputy County Administrator

Office of Recovery and Resiliency

County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

Official Recovery Information

Sonoma County Recovers


A recovery resource for residents of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma for all things concerning the fire.

Rebuilding Together

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Rebuilding Together

Information and resource site for unincorporated Sonoma County rebuilding efforts related to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire.

Sonoma County Rises

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Sonoma County Rises

A group that formed after the fires to ensure the community’s voice is heard during the recovery.

ROC Sonoma County

Rebuilding Our Community


Long-term help for fire survivors from dozens of collaborating non-profits