The following message is from:
Angela Handran, Community Outreach Specialist
Good afternoon, I am reaching out on behalf of the City of Wilsonville.
The City of Wilsonville feels strongly that active measures need to be taken to be adequately prepared when a disaster occurs, and the City can’t do it alone.
The more people who are prepared the better it is for our community. Thus we are reaching out to Home Owners Associations, faith based organizations, and community groups and encouraging you to get involved with Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) to learn how you can help.
This is a group through Clackamas County that helps prepare organizations like yours for a local disaster through trainings and disaster preparedness exercises. COAD is an extension of emergency management under FEMA. If you would like more information please feel free to reach out to me directly.
The next COAD meeting is on July 28th at Clackamas Community College from 9:00 to 11:30 am.
You are welcome to attend or if you are unable to make this meeting but want to become involved in COAD please let me know. I will be helping to relay the information from COAD to those interested.
The mission of Clackamas County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (CC- COAD) is to enhance the efforts of community stakeholders through collaborative planning, relief, and recovery activities in order to provide more effective services to disaster impacted communities
Who Should Be a CC COAD Member?
Community stakeholders, government, faith based organizations, businesses and volunteers committed to working together to meet local needs following a disaster
Benefits of Quarterly Meetings
- Share information – Who does what in disasters and how is it coordinated?
- Identify resources available through CC COAD affiliates
- Network with organizations that have a community disaster role
- Participate in disaster training to improve local capabilities
- Test assumptions with disaster simulations (exercises)
Community Outreach Specialist
City Managers Office
City of Wilsonville
Direct Line: 503.570.1503