The Resilient Noe Valley (RNV) Disaster Preparedness Program was launched in 2018 with support of the Noe Valley Ministry (NVM) and Supervisor Mandelman’s office. Resilient Noe Valley has partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to leverage its expertise in supporting communities to implement the Empowered Communities Program (ECP). The NEN has supported Noe Valley stakeholders in developing a Resilient Action Plan that will guide our disaster preparedness trainings and activities.
In 2018, a cohort of organizations along San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood reached out to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s office for support in creating a Resilient Action Plan (RAP) for their community. The Supervisor’s Office partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to leverage its expertise in supporting communities as they draft and implement a culturally competent RAP.
By implementing its Empowered Communities Program (ECP), the NEN will support Noe Valley stakeholders in developing a preliminary community engagement plan. This plan will outline the need to partner with surrounding communities in order to ensure that any plans that are generated accommodate all of the stakeholders in the Noe Valley district.
David Brown, Pastor, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Ministry
Jessica Closson, Resilient Noe Valley
Leslie Crawford, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Town Square
Maxine Fasulis, Resilient Noe Valley/NERT Co-Lead
Stephen Feihler, Resilient Noe Valley
Melanie Holt, Resilient West Portal/Whole Foods
Mary McKeever, Resilient Noe Valley/St. Philips School
Jane McDougle, Resilient Noe Valley/Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church
Debra Neiman, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Association
Dave Olson, Resilient Noe Valley/Fair Oaks Neighborhood Association
James Reidy, Resilient Noe Valley/James Lick Middle School
Denise Sanderson, Resilient Noe Valley/San Francisco Public Library, Sally Brunn Branch
Kyle Smeallie, Resilient Noe Valley/Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Sadie Stone, Resilient Noe Valley/Bethany United Methodist Church
Rachel Swann, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association
Noe Valley is a friendly, diverse, progressive community comprised of families, seniors and people with varied socio-economic conditions that works in an inclusive, consensus-driven manner to ensure everyone’s day-to-day resilience goals are supported.
During times of stress the community will successfully return to being a safe, thriving and more connected neighborhood whose treasured social fabric remains intact.
Every resident has the capacity to care for themselves and their neighbors during times of stress.
The faith-based organizations, businesses, non-profits and community organizations of the Noe Valley community have the capacity to support both the needs of their existing constituencies and emerging audiences during times of stress.
The Noe Valley community has the capacity to respond collectively during times of stress in a manner that reflects the goals and priorities of its residents and stakeholder organizations.
The Resilient Noe Valley Steering Committee is charged with crafting and implementing a resilience strategy in an inclusive, consensus driven manner that utilizes asset mapping, stakeholder engagement and the use of exercises and event production.
The goal is to build a robust local cross-sector network of organizations and civic networks committed to making meaningful and sustained investments at the individual, organizational and community levels to ensure that Noe Valley remains a generous, thriving and equitable place to live, work and visit.