Community Resiliency Network

The Thrive Community Resiliency Network meets every other month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Bay Room C of The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065.  

Community Resiliency Network Co-chairs:
Shelley Eisenman, Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Lia Turk, Community Member

The Community Resiliency Network welcomes all interested community members from San Mateo County and beyond. Join us in 2016!

  • April 2016 

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Thrive’s Community Resiliency Network, an informal cohort of nonprofit organizations, local government, volunteers, and community leaders with an interest in emergency preparedness and resilient communities, invites you to join us bi-monthly to:   

  • Update each other on local emergency preparedness and community resiliency efforts
  • Proactively prepare your organization, staff and clients to react to any unforeseen disaster 
  • Improve communication between government and nonprofit organizations
  • Learn about new strategies, technologies, tabletop exercises and drills
  • Openly exchange information and ideas  
  • Help plan the annual San Mateo County Community Resiliency Conference

The Thrive San Mateo County Community Resiliency Conference is held in the spring at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores, unless otherwise noted. Past conference topics include:

  • Enhancing Community Resiliency (2015)
  • Tweets, Texts and Telephones: How to communicate during and after an emergency incident. (2014)
  • Creating Resiliency through Sustainable Collaborations ( 2013) 


Thrive formed the Emergency Services Task Force to fill in the gap created by the closure of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) of San Mateo County in 2006. The Task Force provided an avenue for cross-sector collaborative to exchange relevant resources and information.  In 2011, the Task Force evolved into the Thrive Community Resiliency Task Force (CRTF) with a broadened focus on organizational continuity and community engagement in additional to emergency and disaster related planning efforts.  To reflect the connections that are created through these sessions, the Task Force has been renamed the Thrive Community Resiliency Network.