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Governor’s Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety seeks new members


April 3, 2013

For more information: Michele O’Leary, ODOT Motorcycle Safety program manager, (503) 986-4198

SALEM – The Governor’s Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety is seeking two new members to represent motorcyclists in the Willamette Valley. The Governor’s Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety was formed in 1981 by Governor Vic Atiyeh. The committee focuses its efforts on rider education, road hazards unique to motorcyclists, motorist awareness of motorcycles, sharing the road and other safety issues.
The eight-member committee is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Governor and representing all areas of the state. The committee advises the Governor and ODOT’s Transportation Safety Division regarding motorcycle safety. The committee reviews, processes and makes recommendations concerning motorcycle-related legislation as well as serving as a public forum for motorcyclists and promoting motorcycle safety.
Upcoming work items include input on the motorcycle safety aspects of pending legislation, rider education training and public outreach.
The committee meets no more than monthly, typically in Salem. Members serve four year terms. Travel expenses are reimbursed. The current vacancies are for members that represent motorcyclists in the Willamette Valley including the Portland-metro area. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.
Interest forms can be found online. For questions about submitting an interest form or the appointment process please contact Judge Kemp with the Governor’s Office, (503) 378-2317
For questions about the committee contact Michele O’Leary with ODOT’s Transportation Safety Division, (503) 986-4198 or email.