Malibu recently experienced one of the most devastating wildfires in the history of the City. In November 2018, the Woolsey Fire burned throughout Malibu, destroying homes and displacing families. This has produced community-wide trauma and distress.
The City desires to act as a catalyst for rejuvenation within the community by offering events, resources and support to community members to promote healing, rejuvenation and resiliency. Together, we will take steps to rebuild our optimism and restore our community. Together, we will be resilient.
All residents are encouraged to take advantage of the many resiliency programs that will be available to the community. Please view the calendar section to the right to view and RSVP for upcoming Resiliency Programs offered at no cost for participants.
community services programs
The Community Services Department will be hosting a variety of programs including: yoga, drama therapy, art therapy, meditation, music programs and more. The Environmental Sustainability Department is also offering a series of rebuilding workshops that will include topics such as: increasing fire-resiliency in building design, fire-conscious landscaping, community emergency preparedness, water and energy self-reliance, and associated incentives. Each workshop will be co-sponsored by a local organization, non-profit or agency.
Any community members, organizations, or non-profits interested in partnering with the City of Malibu to offer a Resiliency Program must complete the Resiliency Program Proposal Form. Contact Katie Gallo at 310-456-2489, ext. 363 with any questions.
environmental sustainability programs
As part of the City of Malibu’s efforts to offer support and resources to residents impacted by the devastating Woolsey Fire, and to help develop a resilient community, the Environmental Sustainability Department created a series of free “Resilient Malibu” workshops. The workshops highlight topics such as increasing fire resiliency in building design, fire-conscious landscaping, community emergency preparedness, water and energy conservation and self reliance, rebates and incentives, and more. Each workshop will be co-sponsored by a local organization or agency. For more information about the programs, contact Environmental Programs Coordinator Shea Cunningham at 310-456-2489, ext. 236 or email SCunningham@MalibuCity.org.