Community Emergency Preparedness Committee

The Community Emergency Preparedness Committee was established to support and help coordinate collaborative town-wide efforts to prepare residents to respond to emergencies of all kinds. The general focus of the Committee is on tangible, practical, cost-effective actions regarding emergency preparedness that can be implemented at the local level.


Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month.

A liaison from the Town Council and the Ross Valley Fire Department, plus 7 members representing varying stakeholders. Committee member term lengths are three (3) years. Members must reside within Town limits to serve on the committee.

Learn about the stakeholder groups.

Member Position Term Expiration
Cindy Swift Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 3/31/2026
James Fair Firewise 2/28/2026
Vacant Age Friendly Fairfax 2/28/2026
Jeremy Nieuwenhuijs, Chair Community Member At-large 5/31/2026
Christine Aralia, Vice Chair Community Member At-large 6/30/2026
Vacant Ross Valley Fire Liaison N/A
Chance Cutrano Town Council Liaison N/A
Vacant - to be appointed by Chamber The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
Vacant Neighborhood Response Group (NRG)

To Apply: The Town is seeking applications for the Committee!  Click here to learn more and to apply.

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