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PrepTalks: James Gore "Forging Resilient Community Through Imperfect Relentless Progress"

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Symposium date: April 23, 2019

In his PrepTalk, James Gore focuses on lessons in leadership and collaboration from the 2017 Tubbs Fire response and recovery. He issues a wake-up call to elected representatives, government officials, and everyone who will listen, that “this is the most important work you can do in your community: resilience, preparedness, community safety.”  

Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore’s District Four was devastated by the October 2017 Tubbs Fire, then California’s most destructive wildfire in state history. Before this disaster, Gore was widely considered a leader on Climate Change Adaptation via Sustainability initiatives related to land and water conservation and renewable energy development. Gore is on the executive committee of the California State Association of Counties and serves as the Chair for the Resilient Advisory Board as well as the Chair for the National Association of Counties Resilient Counties Initiative.

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Last updated May 5, 2021