Steering Committee

The RDPO Steering Committee provides strategic direction for implementing the regional vision for disaster preparedness. The Committee consists of executives representing the five counties, the City of Portland, major discipline groups, the Program Committee, and some private and non-governmental representatives. 


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Meetings are monthly at rotating venues. Occasionally the Steering Committee has joint meetings with the Program Committee (PrC). View Calendar 

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Chris Voss

Committee Chair

Director of Emergency Management, Multnomah County
Office: 503-988-4649

Christopher Voss has more than 20 years of experience in the field of emergency management and has responded to more than 60 Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activations.

Mr. Voss previously served as the Director of the Montgomery County Maryland Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) and has also served as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and the University of Maryland University College, teaching Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Public Policy Leadership courses.

Mr. Voss received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut, a Masters of Arts Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Technology from the New York Institute of Technology.  

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Michael Mumaw

Committee Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair

Emergency Manager, City of Beaverton 
Office: 503-629-6400

Mr. Michael Mumaw has been the Emergency Manager for the City of Beaverton since 1996 and is responsible for all aspects of the City’s Emergency Management Program. Michael has over 24 years of emergency management experience, including two years as a Disaster Preparedness Officer in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Mumaw is currently serving his second term on the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) and chaired the Information and Communications Task Group for development of the Oregon Resilience Plan, 2013. 

Michael has his Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers and the Oregon Certified Emergency Management Specialist (ORCEMS) certification from the Oregon Emergency Management Association.