Work Groups, Sub-Committees,
and Task Forces
RDPO Work Groups, Sub-Committees, and Task Forces are multi-disciplinary groups working on regional 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 sanitation 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
Disaster Messaging Task Force
Creating consistent regional messaging for the public, based on input from subject matter experts in the various RDPO work groups and task forces.
Chair: Cynthia Valdivia, Washington County Emergency Management