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Communities Organized to Prepare for Emergencies

About Us

We are empowering and advocating for our communities

The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, visitors, and neighbors become and remain better prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations.

In the Fall of 2018, we convened the COPE Leadership Group, a collaboration between COPE Community leaders, fire officials, and representatives from local government and nonprofits that meets monthly to share information and work on projects.

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Contact

copenosoco@gmail.com

(707) 404-3261

COPE leader talking with people at table
woman at COPE table talking to visitors

Our Vision

By working together as residents, communities, and local agencies to prepare for emergencies, Northern Sonoma County will be safer and more resilient.

Our Values

Community
Share best practices
Trust
Collaboration
Advocacy
Action

Who we serve

COPE Leaders who represent communities in the 4th District (including our most vulnerable (seniors, Spanish speakers, poor, etc.).

Initiatives

We serve as a California Fire Safe Council and serve our communities as leaders in emergency preparedness.

We promote partnership and collaboration with government agencies, public safety organizations and other organizations.

We also provide monthly Info Sessions for 1-on-1 assistance to emerging COPE Leaders.

We are a public forum to educate, train and encourage additional Northern Sonoma County communities to create COPE programs and prepare for emergencies.

We identify, plan, organize and spearhead projects that lead to increased emergency preparedness.

We advocate for our communities by influencing policy, bureaucratic processes and the allocation of resources for emergency preparedness.

“We just need to make sure that everybody’s OK.

The COPE Board

Priscilla Abercrombie

Priscilla Abercrombie

Chair

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Geoff Peters

Geoff Peters

Vice Chair

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Rebecca LaLonde

Rebecca LaLonde

Treasurer

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Marshall Turbeville

Marshall Turbeville

Board Member

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Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

Board Member

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Dyan Urban

Dyan Urban

Secretary

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