New PrepTalk Released: Forging resilient community through imperfect relentless progress

FEMA and its emergency management partners released James Gore’s PrepTalk: “Forging Resilient Community Through Imperfect Relentless Progress” today.

Sonoma County District Four Supervisor, James Gore

In his PrepTalk, Gore shares his experience supporting his community in the aftermath of the 2017 Tubb’s Fire in Sonoma County, CA. “Everything is different, every priority that was before is off the table,” said Gore, describing how the fire changed him. “Everything is reset.” Gore urges elected representatives, government officials, and everyone who will listen to wake up and build resilience now. “Replace resilience with the word better,” Gore said, “Just say better. Better every day. And the only way to achieve better every day is through imperfect relentless progress.”

Gore is the Sonoma County District Four Supervisor and a member of 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.

His PrepTalk video and additional resources are available at Additional PrepTalks from the April 2019 symposium in Santa Rosa, CA will be released in the coming months.

PrepTalks are a partnership between FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, the National Homeland Security Consortium, and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.