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The Knoncti Fire Safe Council is a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation that was created to increase wildfire resilience in the Soda Bay Road corridor in Lake County, CA. Our efforts are centered on preparation, mitigation, education and evacuation in the 8 Zonehaven districts that make up our service area.We work to achieve out goals by using the resources of the four homeowners associations and the firewise communities in the area.

With some 7,800 residents, our service area is one of the most densely populated areas in Lake County and one of the most dangerous because it has yet to burn. Because of the threat from the Western side of Mt. Knoncti, we have included communities on both sides of the mountain.


Our Story

Board of Directors


Kathy Andre serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Konocti Fire Safe Council, as well as Board President of the Riviera Heights Homeowners' Association.  Andre's professional background includes a 35-year career in marketing, management and sales in the hotel and resort industry.  She has lived in Riviera Heights for almost 20 years.


Phil is our organizations vice president and also serves as president of the Riviera West Homeowners Association. Before retiring, he had a long career in college administration and has been instrumental in helping the KFSC to secure grant funding.


Cindy serves as secretary of the KFSC and the chair of our community coordination committee. She is currently also office manager of the Riviera Heights Homeowners Association. Her years of service to homeowners associations throughout our area adds an extra layer of expertise to the KFSC's efforts.



Bill serves at treasurer for the KFSC in addition to his role as representative to the Buckingham Homeowners Association. For the past 30 years, he has been a local business owner and has been involved in multi-media production for both local and national clients.



Jon is an at-large member of our board who focuses on issues affecting parts of our service area that are not in our large homeowners associations. With more than 35 years of experience at the highest levels of firefighting he is instrumental in helping us to focus our efforts.

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