- Immediately stepped up during the wildfires to launch the SonomaCounty.Recovers.org community powered disaster relief platform and form the Just and Resilient Future Fund helping raise over $300,000 to distribute to grassroots fire relief and resilience efforts.
- Nimbly responded to the need to protect our watersheds post-fire by joining the Watershed Collaborative, bringing Chris Grabill and Amara Gromm onto the team to create the collaborative Watershed Protection Program with Russian Riverkeeper, Clean River Alliance, and Community Soil, mobilizing 300+ volunteers to contain debris from over 430 burned properties.
- Spearheaded the Toxic Free Future campaign to eliminate synthetic pesticides from our schools and open spaces, successfully transitioning Santa Rosa City School District to prioritize non-chemical weed management methods.
- Grew our membership and greatly scaled our technical capabilities and outreach tools.
- Greatly expanded our partnership and collaborations through the formation of the Another World is Possible Coalition, mobilizing community members and turning out over 4,000 people at the Community Engagement Fair.
- Doubled the size and fundraising accomplishments at the Annual Grassroots Gala.
- A 75% win rate for our endorsed environmental candidates and issues in the 2016 election season, knocking on doors and reaching over 10,000 voters to advocate for our Community Separator renewal, Regional Parks, smart growth policies and candidates.
We sincerely thank Kerry for her dedication, passion, creativity and energy which has strengthened Sonoma County Conservation Action as the premier environmental advocacy organization in the region. While she will be missed by staff, Board Members, partners and members, we look forward to continuing to work with her to drive change in our community as we bring on our next dynamic community leader.