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Committees and Projects

Committees and Projects

Coffey Strong started out with block level organizing across 5 geographical areas, so that we could connect with residents after the fire, and leverage the help of many volunteers to serve as a personal information resource and support during the after. One year after the fire, we have adjusted our organizational structure to be more topic or project oriented, although we still maintain our map of areas and have representation and leadership from all parts of Coffey Park.

Board Committees:

Fund Development

(Michele Rahmn and Brian Bushon)

Fundraising to keep the work of our organization going, including projects in Coffey Park (e.g. The Park, Entryway etc.) Meetings TBD. Volunteers should be passionate about Coffey Park, go-getters and resourceful.  For information about volunteering contact Michele at [email protected]

Risk Control

(Mikko Bojarsky, Tricia Woods, Anne Barbour)

The purpose of the Risk Management Committee is to provide oversight across the organization for all categories of risk in order to ensure that proper practices are in place to identify, understand, and manage priority risks. We look at the areas of insurance, liability, publicity, policy, and protection of our service mark. We are assigned tasks by the Board as needed. Members generally communicate by email or through the Slack cloud-based collaboration platform but will meet in person as necessary. We deal with issues on an ad hoc basis as they arise. We welcome participation on the Committee. Please contact the committee chair if you’d like to participate.

Budget and Finance

(Linda Phillips, Sue Fellbaum)

Marketing and Public Relations

(Sara Giometti, Pamela Van Halsema, Sasha Butler)

Manage and coordinate all digital assets and communications within Coffey Strong and with the community as a whole.

At Large

(Kara Lemieux and Sasha Butler)

Project Committees:

Hopper Wall

Project Lead: Steve Rahmn

Currently working with our donor, the City and the Contractors for the replacement of the wall on Hopper Ave. This work includes tree removal, additional funding requests for rock veneer, and working with the standing homes in this area. Looking for volunteers to assist in a Hopper Ave overall vegetation clean up; yet to be scheduled. We may find that we will have a surplus of dirt that may be available to homeowners. Committee meets on an as needed basis. People who wish to have interest should feel free to contact me.

Entryway to Coffey Park

Project Lead: Bill Northcroft

The Park at Coffey Park

Project Lead: Brian Bushon

Welcome Wagon

Project Leads: Brian Bushon and Michelle Rahmn

Welcome Wagon committee will bring a small gift given as a welcome new or returning neighbors to Coffey Park. Our committee will meet, as needed, to procuring donations, discuss logistics of gift giving and assess number of neighbors moving back. Volunteers should have a passion for the neighborhood and approx. 2 hours per month to help. Meeting at Epicenter on an as needed basis. Contact: [email protected]

Community Activation and Response for Emergency Safety (CARES)

Project Lead: Brian Bushon

Standing Homes

Project Lead: Lani Joliff and Bill Northcroft

Our meetings have been established to help all of our neighbors who did not lose their homes and returning neighbors after they rebuild. We join as a group to discuss our concerns and offer suggestions to each other to deal with the ever changing neighborhood. We provide updates from our Coffey Strong All Block Captain Meetings and inform neighbors of new committees if they would like to get involved. At this time, we do not need volunteers for this committee. Our group meets at our new location at Christian Family Fellowship on Hopper Avenue once a month on Mondays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.


Project Lead: Lani Joliff (PG&E liaison)

Wine Wednesday

Project Lead: Tricia Woods

Wine Wednesdays are to provide a time, place, and opportunity for our neighbors to get together. If you attend Wine Wednesday you will hear discussion about rebuilding, insurance claims, emotional support, and just sharing of our lives. Friendship are developed and community is built. Nothing is needed to attend and participate in a Wine Wednesday; just bring a chair, a glass, and your favorite beverage. Wine Wednesday’s are held in Scarlett Place every Wednesday, starting at 6. Come on out and join us.


Project Lead: Richard Lane, Sasha Butler, Damian Clopton

Mail Delivery

Project Lead: Richard Lane