REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Sonoma County Fire Memorial

  • Commissioning Entity

    Creative Sonoma

  • Application Open Date

    06/06/2024

  • Application Deadline Date

    07/19/2024

  • Minimum Budget

    $320000

  • Maximum Budget

    $0

  • Location of Commission

    Santa Rosa, California, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    All

  • Contact Name

    Tara Thompson

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (707) 565-6121

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    On the night of October 8, 2017, a historic wind event led to one of the worst firestorms in Sonoma County history, followed by almost three weeks of fire. The Nuns, Tubbs, and Pocket Fires (together comprising the Sonoma Complex Fire) burned over 110,700 acres in Sonoma and Napa counties. In Sonoma County, the Complex Fire tragically took 24 lives, caused an estimated 100,000 people to evacuate, and destroyed more than 5,300 homes.

    A commemoration of our community's shared experience of loss and renewal due to living with wildfires has the great potential to make an important statement of our resilience and community spirit.

    Fire Memorial Goals:
    To honor those who lost their lives in the fires
    To remind Sonoma County of our community's resilience
    To serve as a sanctuary for reflection, remembrance, and healing.