Work Groups, Sub-Committees,
and Task Forces
RDPO Work Groups, Sub-Committees, and Task Forces bring together multi-disciplinary representatives from the region to work on disaster preparedness. Each group determines its own members and implements a self-produced annual work plan that supports the goals of the RDPO Strategic Plan.
Sub-Committees are formed when Work Groups need to focus on a specialized topic. Task Forces are created when there are projects that require collaboration among several of the Work Groups, e.g. disaster debris management planning. Task Forces are time-limited, and participation is determined based on specific project needs.
Citizen Corps Work Group
Works to strengthen and maintain volunteer programs that recruit, train, and support citizens to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to the threats and hazards associated with emergencies.
Chair: Renate Garrison, City of Beaverton
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Sub-Committee
Works to ensure that key personnel throughout the region are trained on essential functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and Emergency Coordination Centers (ECCs).
Public Information Officers (PIO) Work Group
Oversees regional pre- and post-disaster messaging, develops best practices, and ensures a coordinated and speedy communications response to emergencies that impact our region.