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

Glen Ellen Holiday Meal - FREE
Sunday, December 3 at
Valley of the Moon Winery
(Madrone RD)

Door open at 12pm -
seating for meals at 1 pm and 3 pm

The Valley of the Moon Winery on Madrone is hosting an incredible FREE holiday meal for the Village of  Glen Ellen. Please join them for a full turkey dinner, wine, and local entertainment.

To ensure that everyone who wants to go can, Glen Ellen Forum will be happy to provide transportation to as many people as possible. Please email or call Michael Furlong at 415.231.9876 to request transportation.

Please share this message with all of your friends and neighbors.


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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November   December

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.