Rural Community Builder Name:  Jessica Matthews

Community: Siskiyou County, CA

Role: Coordinating Local Disaster Resiliency

Recognized by: Crystal Aston

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Mobilizer

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

Jessica inspires neighbors to take action to make their community fire wise and resilient. Through nurturing trust and relationships between communities and the agencies that serve them, she is helping to create a community building culture.

Her work with Mt. Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is skilling up local residents and giving them the tools and trust in one another, to take action and make our communities more resilient- one neighborhood at a time!