About us

West County

Our mission

Safer West County is a non-profit organization, connecting people and resources to build resilience in Western Sonoma County—in our forests, waterways, and communities. We love this place we call home and are actively committed to a resilient and thriving West County.

Current board members

  • Amy Beilharz, President Emeritus, Director since 2019
  • Che Casul, Director since 2020
  • Bob Fink, Director since 2019
  • Marylee Guinon, Director since 2020
  • Alina Haigler, President, Director since 2022
  • Elizabeth Lawson, Secretary, Director since 2019
  • Fawn Nekton, Director since 2020
  • Ivan O’Neill, Director since 2022
  • Carolyn Sell, Treasurer, Director since 2019
  • Paul Stange, Director since 2019

Monthly meetings

The SWC Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 pm followed by a joint meeting of Fire Safe Councils from 4:30 to 5:30. We currently meet on Zoom until our in-person meetings resume. You can join us here.

Connect with us

Email us @ saferwestcounty@gmail.com

Send mail to:

Safer West County & FireSafe Groups · PO Box 1132 · Occidental, CA 95465 · USA

Please support our work with a donation

Help us help you by donating to our cause. Safer West County is a 501.C.3 making your donation tax-deductible. Please notate if you are donating to SWC’s general fund or to a specific Fire Safe Council in your hometown.

  • Bodega/Bodega Bay
  • Camp Meeker
  • Freestone
  • Forestville
  • Graton/Green Valley
  • Guerneville
  • Monte Rio
  • Occidental
  • Rio Nido
  • West Sebastopol

To donate either write a check to Safer West County, PO Box 1132, Occidental, 95465, or click on this link.

Thank you!

Donate to building a resilient West County