Glen Ellen Forum

Glen Ellen Forum

Many voices. One community.



If you have minor fire damage or debris (less than 120 sq ft), the County/State requires that you handle the clean-up yourself. Here's the high-level process:

STEP 1:  Download the  Sonoma County Alternative Program Fire Clean-up Application Packet and complete and submit the Sonoma County Alternative Program Fire Clean-up Application (page 1 of packet) to notify the county of your intentions. 

STEP 2: Read the document Exemption from Alternative Program Requirements for Minor Burn Debris Removal and Cleanup to ensure you are  following proper protocol for removal and disposal. 

 STEP 3: Refer to Appendix C and D in the Sonoma County Alternative Program Fire Clean-up packet to find approved solid waste disposal and recycling facilities, as well as licensed contractors who provide pick-up and disposal services. 

For questions you can contact the folks who handle the right-of-entry and cleanup process, they're wonderful.

Do You Need Help?

Fill out this form to tell your neighbors how they can help you.


Fill out this form to identify how you can help your neighbors.

Support and Recovery Information

"Come Together Glen Ellen"
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL - Sunday 11/5 @ 3:30pm @ Garden Court

It's time for us to 'come together' as a community, to demonstrate our solidarity as a village and to support one another to the best of our ability. The Glen Ellen Forum, with the help of several neighbors and local businesses, is happy to announce we will be hosting a FREE COMMUNITY MEAL. Please join us for food and wine in the parking lot of the Garden Court Cafe @ 13647 Arnold Drive (at Warm Springs Road) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Those wishing to help with the event by offering to set up/break down, or contribute to the cost of food/beverage or other related dinner expenses, please email us at

NOTE: In the case of more than a sprinkling of rain, it will be moved to Mayflower Hall, around the corner @ 5311 O'Donnell Lane (at Henno Road).


Please visit the Facebook group, Keep Them In Sonoma Valley - Homes For Fire Victims set up by Glen Ellen's, Ed Davis. Ed is keeping a running inventory of housing needs and availability in Sonoma Valley!

Glen Ellen Village Fair Fundraising with T-shirts

Looking for a unique way to contribute to Glen Ellen fire recovery efforts? Buy one (or five) of the Glen Ellen Village Fair's #GlenEllenStrong t-shirts. Hot of the presses, you can find and buy them here!

Next Meeting


Meeting Agenda - 

  • Introduction
  • Committee reports
  • Discussion
  • AOB

Meeting Minutes

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Next Social 

Watch this space for details on our second Glen Ellen Forum social.

Future Goals for Glen Ellen

Preserving and enhancing village life are two of the goals for the Glen Ellen Town Forum. To ensure that any growth or changes in the village are beneficial for all, we all need to be proactive participants in the larger conversation about what, where, and when changes occur. With that in mind, the Forum would  like to share two energizing ideas that we believe will greatly enhance our community. We have also included a draft 5-year strategic plan. This plan is intended to start a conversation around how our community might enhance village life, while ensuring the charm and rural character are not sacrificed.

Glen Ellen Plaza Proposal
Proposal by Jim Shere

Proposal by Arthur Dawson

5-Year Strategic Plan for Glen Ellen
Plan by Michael Furlong

We'd Love to Hear from You!

Please use the contact form below to send us your ideas, suggestions, or any topics you'd like to add to the agenda for the next meeting.