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Welcome to Resilient Noe Valley

Executive Summary

In 2018, a cohort of local organizations convened to launch the Resilient Noe Valley initiative. With the support of Sup. Mandelman’s Office, and a grant from the Walter & Elise Hass Fund, this initiative will provide the community with an inclusive planning process that will generate a Resilience Action Plan. This plan will guide the neighborhood’s efforts to invest in strategies that will protect the health and well-being of all residents during times of stress. A key step in this process will be the establishment of a HUB, which is a network of community-serving agencies that are committed to working toward their readiness, both individually and collectively.


Resilient Noe Valley Launches!

Thanks for attending the launch of the Resilient Noe Valley Initiative!

The Resilient Noe Valley Initiative is the hub of disaster preparedness efforts for our neighborhood.  On may 1st, over 50 Noe Valley organizations, residents and neighbors joined Supervisor Mandelman, and the Neighborhood Empowerment Network to participate in the launch at Noe Valley Ministry, where we hosted two separate meetings at different times of the day to reflect the availability of our neighbors.

Attendees learned about the background of Resilient Noe Valley, and participated in an all-hazards exercise that will be used to create a customized roadmap to advance the resilience of our residents, their homes, local businesses, community and faith based organizations and the neighborhood at large.



Hub Member Development

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.

About Us


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.

HUB Boundaries Map


Noe Valley HUB Steering Committee Members

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

Maria Mortati, Resilient Noe Valley

Donna Calame, Resilient Noe Valley

Our Vision & Goals


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.

Our Community
Our Risks

Noe Valley Particulate Matter Concentration

Noe Valley Seismic Risk Zones for Landslide & Liquefaction

Noe Valley Extreme Heat Concentration

Noe Valley Urban Heat Island Concentration

Our Plan


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Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cross sector cohort of city-wide resident leaders, community & faith based organizations, city agencies, private sector stakeholders, academic and philanthropic institutions that align their expertise, programs, technical and financial resources to advance the development of tools, resources and methods that empower communities to strengthen their capacity to advance their resilience goals.