Recovery Progress

Recovery & Resiliency Framework Implementation – 2019 Quarter 2 Report

On July 9th, the Office of Recovery and Resiliency presented the second quarterly Framework implementation report for 2019 to the Board of Supervisors. The report provides an update on progress made towards the Top 10 Recovery Priority Projects as well as Year 1 activities identified in the Framework. Year 1 activities are grouped by strategic areas of recovery: Community Preparedness and Infrastructure, Housing, Economy, Safety Net Services, and Natural Resources. The report concludes with an update on efforts to secure funding for Framework activities and projects.

2019 Quarter 2 Framework Report

2019 Quarter 2 Framework Report (Spanish)

2019 Quarter 1 Framework Report (Spanish)

2019 Quarter 1 Framework Report

Community Partner Meeting with Recovery Ad Hoc Committee Notes

Disaster Preparedness Outreach Communications Plan

How is Sonoma County More Prepared Than Ever Before?

In October 2017, 173 square miles burned, 5,300 homes were destroyed, and 24 lives were lost in the Sonoma Complex Fires. Sonoma County staff and officials have worked tirelessly to recover and increase our capacity to respond to future fires and other disasters. We have made exceptional progress. We have improved local policies and committed tens of millions of dollars to become a stronger, more resilient community. 

Watch this video to learn how we are more prepared than ever before.

Read this quick one-page summary to learn more!
How Are We Prepared English(PDF: 535 kB)
How Are We Prepared Español(PDF: 508 kB)

The Board of Supervisors has identified critical areas that need to be addressed by the Office of Recovery and Resiliency today and over the next several years:

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

The Office also is tasked with exhaustively pursuing and coordinating all available grant funding and other external sources of funding.

Use the navigation menu at left for those critical strategic areas to see what recovery progress has been made and what activities are in the works.

The Office’s mission also includes working with fire survivors, the community, County departments, key groups and stakeholders and other local and regional governments to create a Framework that will guide and coordinate recovery and resiliency efforts throughout the County.

Community outreach and engagement is an essential part of recovery and resiliency. County staff has supported over 29 impacted neighborhoods by working closely with over 115 people who have volunteered to be Block Captains of their neighborhoods. Supervisorial aides, County staff and elected officials meet weekly with the block captains to assist and facilitate neighborhoods impacted by the fires with rebuilding efforts.

Block Captains

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