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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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.

 COPE Board

Dr. Priscilla Abercrombie

Dr. Priscilla Abercrombie

Chair

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Marrianne McBride

Marrianne McBride

Vice Chair

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Rebecca LaLonde

Rebecca LaLonde

Treasurer

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Dr. Donna Schafer

Dr. Donna Schafer

Secretary

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Chief Marshall Turbeville

Chief Marshall Turbeville

Board Member

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Geoff Peters

Geoff Peters

Board Member

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Dr. Nancy Brown

Dr. Nancy Brown

Board Member

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Dyan Urban

Dyan Urban

Board Member

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