Greater Hume councillor Lea Parker says the "true colours" of her community were seen during the bushfire emergency.
Ahead of the council's first meeting for 2020, an assessment has been prepared of damages from the Green Valley fire and the operational response.
The fire destroyed four homes in Talmalmo and two each in Jingellic and Lankeys Creek, while 22 outbuildings were lost.
Soon after the fire began on December 29, Cr Parker was evacuated from Khancoban with her family and contacted council's general manager Steven Pinnuck about supporting Mary Hoodless with relief efforts.
"Mary said if we could help with volunteers, that would be fantastic because they were exhausted," she said.
"I organised a group of people to go up to Jingellic on the Thursday and Friday."
After an evacuation order was issued on January 3, operations were moved to the Holbrook Sporting Complex where an RFS staging ground was also set up.
Cr Parker with Margot Pitzen and Kerry Morton co-ordinated about 25 volunteers each day to assist in preparing and serving up to 300 meals to firefighters.
"They [the firefighters] were doing 12-hour shifts, so some would be having breakfast and heading off while others came in before going home," she said.
"They did a tremendous job saving houses.
"We were doing the roster day-by-day and threw it out to community organisations, with Rotary, Men's Shed, and the Holbrook Football Club doing barbecue shifts.
"Every second night we had meals that were donated by restaurants.
"The Lavington RFS were amazing - everything we got in Holbrook to feed the firies was all donated, and organised through them."
Cr Parker said at least 350 volunteers were directly involved.
"I've been completely overwhelmed with the generosity of our community," she said.
"Then thing I'm probably most conscious about now is mental health; making sure people are getting the support and funding they are entitled to."
Government support available to residents will be relayed to councillors at tonight's meeting, where they will decide what fees to waive to ease pressure.
Mr Pinnuck has proposed to waive council development application fees, waste disposal costs for materials damaged as a result of the fire, and interest incurred throughout 2020 on outstanding rates and charges for all properties directly impacted by the fire.
Council will work with the Jingellic Local Recovery Committee to apply for $100,000 under the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Funds.