Recovery Framework

The Board of Supervisors has approved the Recovery and Resiliency Framework to serve as a vision and approach for how Sonoma County will recover and emerge more resilient from the October 2017 wildfires.

The Framework


The Framework was prepared by the County’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency in collaboration with other County departments and agencies, cities and other jurisdictions, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders.

The Framework draws from the structure, functions, roles, and principles in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Disaster Recovery Framework and focuses on five key strategic areas: 

  1. Community preparedness and infrastructure
  2. Housing
  3. Economy
  4. Safety Net Services 
  5. Natural Resources

Recovery & Resiliency Framework
English (PDF 6.12 MB) | Spanish (PDF 4.23 MB)
Presentation to Board of Supervisors(PDF 79.5 kB)

Potential Action Items

The Framework references the list of Potential Action Items that will be used to help achieve the goals in the Framework.

The Potential Action Items identify implementation and funding status and the role the County plays for each action

Potential Action Items English (PDF 1.15 MB)
Potential Action Items Spanish (PDF 1.8 MB)

Community Input

The County is committed to engaging our community and using public input to inform our work.

This Framework is a culmination of input provided by community members and stakeholders during an extensive community engagement period that included seven countywide community meetings, an online survey, and feedback meetings with over 80 community organizations and local partners.

Below are summary documents of the public input we received:

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)

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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2017 Sonoma Complex Fire

Rebuilding Together

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

SoCo Emergency Website

SoCo Emergency

SoCo Emergency

Learn how to prepare for disasters, sign up for alerts and receive detailed information during active emergencies.

Sonoma County Rises

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Sonoma County Rises

A group that formed after the October 2017 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