An Interview with Pam Wilson
Pam Wilson has been the Chair of Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) for the past three years and has played an integral role in forming this organization.
She is retiring from her position at FireWise Southwest Colorado, and passing the torch of FACO’s Chair position to Jonathan Bruno in 2018. We are thankful for her many years contributing to fire resiliency in Colorado, and happy to report that Pam will continue to participate on FACO’s board and support our efforts with her wealth of knowledge and experience. As we’re wrapping up the year, Nicole asked Pam to share a few pearls of wisdom.
Nicole: Can you share an experience you have enjoyed during your time as FACO’s Chair?
Pam: One of the most rewarding as FACO’s Chair has been learning about other wildfire-centric organizations in Colorado and the programs they offer. The FACO Board (who are all mitigation practitioners) have been so open and willing to share their best practices and lessons learned in hopes of increasing the capacity of each other’s organizations. One of our goals over the next couple years is to take that knowledge and enthusiasm to other organizations within the state to help them grow and thrive.
Nicole: Can you share a tidbit of wisdom from your nine years of coordinating FireWise Southwest Colorado?
Pam was also interviewed by the national Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network – check out their blog here!
- stories from her work in community wildfire resilience
- how Fire Adapted Colorado got its start
- and the connections she’s built through FAC’s Learning Network
“Many people may tell you that success it is all about “acres treated,” and while I believe that is a piece of the puzzle, my definition of success is about creating a community that understands its wildfire risk and takes action (and responsibility) for mitigating that risk.” – Pam Wilson
Click here to read Pam’s full interview with FAC NET!