Rogue Valley

Community Organizations Active in Disaster

In active disasters in Josephine and Jackson Counties RVCOAD is the hub for getting help, volunteering, and making donations.

In a life threatening emergency, dial 911.

A man and a woman help unload boxed household belongings.

The best and most important thing we all can do to prepare for disaster is to build resiliency.


Through education, preparation, and volunteer work we can be better prepared for the unexpected.



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RV COAD members

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Steering Committee Members

Organizational Members of the Steering Committee

ACCESS, Inc -Jackson County Community Action Agency, Marcee Champion

Always Trucking – where integrity and service meet the road, Mark Pedersen, Chair

American Red Cross, Southern Oregon Chapter mass feeding, disaster response, home fires, disaster preparedness/training, CPR/1st Aid Courses and provides volunteers in response to disasters nationwide, Trevor Pereira

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mark Pederson, Chair

Innovation Works, supports recovery and resilience in Southern Oregon by supporting and training emerging leaders in values-aligned social and commercial organizations, Ellie Holty

 Jackson County ARES (JC-ARES), HAM radio and GMRS, Steve Bosbach, Communications Chair

Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Dave Dotterrer

Jackson County Community Long-Term Recovery Group, helping disaster survivors in Jackson County recover and rebuild their lives, Caryn Wheeler-Clay

Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior and Disabled Services, a network of services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live with dignity and independence. LeAnne Turnbull

Salvation Army Medford, meeting needs in Jackson County, Randy Mulch

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries, helping people who are facing barriers to be able to find and keep jobs, Dave Robison

United Community Action Network (UCAN), creating solutions to poverty, improving lives in the community, Allison Spohn

United Way of Jackson County, fighting for the education, health, financial stability and transportation for every person in the community,  Talia Trout

Partner Members of the Steering Committee

City of Ashland Fire Department, Emergency Management, Kelly Burns

City of Medford Fire Department, Emergency Management, Aaron Ott

Jackson County Emergency ManagementHolly Powers and Delaney Huerta

Jacksonville Emergency Coordination, Jerry Colivas

Josephine County Emergency Management, Jason Allemand

Josephine County Public Health, Leah Swanson



Individual Members of the Steering Committee

Larry Clark, Steering Committee, Operations Chair

Jan Sanderson Taylor, Steering Committee, Secretary


Additional, general Membership list here.


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