Neighborhood Response Program

The Neighborhood Response Program aims to establish citizen–led disaster response teams in neighborhoods throughout Corte Madera, Larkspur and the Greenbrae Hills. At present more than 40 Neighborhood Response Groups (NRGs) have been formed all for the purpose of preparing to take care of themselves following a disaster. The program is motivated by “neighbor helping neighbor,” the well-proven idea that we are all willing and able to help if we are provided a method and the means.

The Twin Cities Disaster Preparedness Committee, an informal body co-chaired by Councilmembers from both the City of Larkspur and the Town of Corte Madera, supervises the NRG Program.

Its mission is to lead a unified effort to build disaster-resilience in our communities.

The Neighborhood Response Program is sponsored by the City of Larkspur and the Town of Corte Madera and also supported by the Central Marin Police Authority and the Central Marin Fire Authority. The model NRG program is presented to and handed off to neighborhoods to use, as they desire. The model is intended to be adapted and modified to suit each neighborhood’s risk profile and volunteer capabilities.

For more information go to the NRGMarin website or email nrgmarin

Rachel Kertz currently directs the program and can be reached via email by clicking here

Click here to read "Marin Voice: Twin Cities neighborhoods have been getting organized", written by Lee and John Howard and published in the Marin Independent Journal on September 27, 2017.