Rebuild North Bay Has Named James Lee Witt as Interim Director

One of the nation’s most widely respected disaster recovery specialists is heading up recovery and rebuilding after the firestorms in the wine country.  The nonprofit Rebuild North Bay has named former Clinton-era FEMA Director James Lee Witt as interim director.  Witt’s often described as a disaster rock star and yesterday he outlined what the private-public Rebuild North Bay partnership needs to do. Witt said the group needs to raise money by maximizing resources from FEMA, the state, HUD, and the U.S. Small Business Administration to help people who have lost everything.