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Ann Marx

Fire Code and Structure Hardening Specialist, Wildland Fire Specialist

Ann has a graduate level forestry certification from CA Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.  She is qualified as a National Type 1 Planning Section Chief.  Ann has more than 37 years in wildland fire and as the Wildland Fire Specialist with Santa Barbara City Fire Department.  She developed the City’s Wildland Fire Plan (Community Wildfire Protection Plan), creatively funded implementation of a Wildland Fire Plan through a Benefit Assessment District, implemented wildland fire mitigation activities,  developed and enforced the 2016 CA Fire Code and locally adopted Municipal Codes within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  She managed the Wildland Division program, budget, performance measures, grants and oversight, including a Wildland Fire Benefit Assessment District and participated in the Land Development Team in all aspects of the City plan development and review on projects within the WUI.

Since retiring from the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, she is serving as the fire code and structure hardening specialist with Geo Elements.