welcome volunteers to help with our programs. No experience is
Either come to one of our quarterly "stakeholder" meetings,
contact the President, Lloyd Smith (below), or contact any of the
individuals listed under "About Us." Except for a professional grants
administrator and webmaster, all of the council's work is done by unpaid volunteers
or representatives from participating government agencies.
You Are Invited!
are invited to attend quarterly stakeholder meetings held in February,
May, August, and November. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of
these months - 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Kern County administrative center,
7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., in the Supervisor's conference room.
Board of Directors now conducts all of its business electronically and
does not hold face-to-face meetings.
are welcomed and fully tax-deductible. (We provide you with
charitable contribution documentation for the IRS).
The council is an IRS 501(c)3
charitable organization. The council obtains federal or state grants
-- now totaling about $1 million over the last several years -- to pay
for community fuel reduction projects and for community fire safe
However, these funds are earmarked for a specific activity or for
the support of grant administration by a fire professional. They do
not generally support the council's educational activities, nor do they cover council operating
costs, the largest item being the
non-project related part of our insurance bill.