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Governor's Advisory Committees
Committee Introduction


Governor's Advisory Committees
advise the ODOT Transportation Safety Division (TSD) and the Governor's Highway Safety Representative on safety issues in a variety of disciplines.
 
The Governor's Advisory Committees serve under Executive order of the Governor or by statute.  The committees are: 
 
OTSC - Oregon Transportation Safety Committee
GAC DUII - Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII
GAC Motorcycle -  Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety
 
About the OTSC

Membership:

Victor Hoffer, Chair
Louis A. Ornelas, Vice Chair
Jerome S. Cooper, Member
Mike Laverty, Member
Marian Owens, Member
 
Committee Secretary:  Annette Earl
                                     503 986-4188  
Charge:
 
ORS 802.300:
(1) The Transportation Safety Committee is created within the Department of Transportation to advise the department and the Oregon Transportation Commission concerning the functions described under ORS 802.310 and to perform any other functions related to transportation safety that the commission delegates. The committee established under this section shall consist of five members appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the commission. The term of office of each member is four years. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment. In case of a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall appoint a person to fill the office for the unexpired term. 

History:

The Oregon Transportation Safety Committee has its roots in the federal Highway Safety Act of 1966.  In response to that Act, the Oregon legislature created a governor appointed Oregon Transportation Safety Commission in 1967.  A newly created position of Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, and the Commission, were assigned to advise the governor regarding laws and activities to address the growing problem of highway safety, and to manage and conduct a program to address safety on the roadways.  In 1991 the Commission and Representative were moved by the Oregon Legislature to a placement within the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as part of a reorganization of state government.  State laws were subsequently re-written to place the Commission as a Committee with an advisory role to the Oregon Transportation Commission.  Under law, the Committee retained certain decision making responsibilities as part of the new organizational structure.  With the move, Commission Staff became employees of ODOT, forming into what is now named the Transportation Safety Division.  From the first Commission, to the Oregon Transportation Committee of today, the group works to develop a plan that lists projects and activities conducted in Oregon.  The plan, known by the names Highway Safety Plan or Performance Plan, is presented for adoption by the Oregon Transportation Commission each summer.   
 
*Meetings are on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted.* 

Times (excluding January)
9:00am – 9:30am Pre-Meeting
9:30am – 12:30pm Formal Meeting
 
2016 Proposed
OTSC Meeting Calendar
January 19, 2016
Silver Falls Conference Center
February 9, 2016
Roth's Hospitality Center
1130 Wallace Road NW, Salem
March 8, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Silver Creek Conference Room**
Agenda
April 11, 2016
DPSST*
May 17, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Silver Creek Conference Room**
June 14, 2016
DPSST*
​July 12, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Chetco Conference Room**
August 9, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Chetco Conference Room**
September 13, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Chetco Conference Room**
Minutes​
October 11, 2016 - Meeting Canceled
November 8, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Columbia Conference Room**
December 13, 2016
ODOT - TLC Bldg., Chetco Conference Room**

* Location for meetings in April and June:
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon

** Location for meetings in March, May, July, August, September, October, November and December
ODOT-TLC Building
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302

 

 
GAC on DUII
Membership:
 
Chuck Hayes, Chair
Vacant, Vice-Chair
Teresa Douglas
Cate Duke 
Eric Hlad
Terry Timeus
 
Committee Staff:
Program Manager, Daniel Estes
Transportation Safety Division
503 986-4183
503 986-3143 FAX 
 
DPSST
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon  
 
Committee SecretaryAnnette Earl
                                    503 986-4188
 
Charge: 
 
The Governor's advisory on DUII shall broadly represent the Legislative Assembly, public and private organizations involved in DUI countermeasures, victims of drunk drivers, and the general public." "...Heighten public awareness of the seriousness of the drunk driving problem. Persuade communities to attack the drunk driving problem in a more organized and systematic manner, including plans to eliminate bottlenecks in the arrest, trial and sentencing process that impair the effectiveness of many drunk driving laws. Generate public support for increased enforcement of state and local drunk-driving laws. Educate the public as to the dangers of driving while under the influence and its effects on life and property..."
 
 
Location:
Oregon Public Safety Academy (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon
  
Time:
Meetings are scheduled 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
The "Proposed" 2016 meeting dates of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (GAC on DUII) will be held the first Friday of every month (with the exception of January, July and September) as follows:
 
2016 Proposed
GAC on DUII
Meeting Calendar
2015
 GAC on DUII
Meeting Calendar​
January 8, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
January 9, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
February 5, 2016
February 6, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
March 4, 2016
March 6, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
April 1, 2016 - Canceled
April 10, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
May 13, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
May 1, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
June 3, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
June 5, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
July 8, 2016
Agenda
Minutes 
July 10, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
August 5, 2016 - Canceled

​Meeting was not held in August
September 9, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
September 11, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
October 7, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
October 2, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
November 4, 2016
Minutes
November 6, 2015
Agenda
Minutes
December 2, 2016
December 4, 2015
Agenda
Minutes

 
GAC on Motorcycle Safety
Membership:
Robert Reichenberg, Jefferson - Chair
Peter Russell, Bend - Vice Chair
Joe Elliott, Springfield
Chris Henry, Eugene
Van Moore, Salem
Graham Munsell, Gervais
David W. Peterson, Oregon City
Debbie Weber, Albany
 
 
 
Contact: 
Jeff Greiner, Motorcycle Program Manager
(503) 986-4198
 
Committee Secretary: Annette Earl
                                   503 986-4188
 
Liaisons to Committee: 
DMV:   Becky Renninger - DMV HQ
Oregon State Police:    Jason Lindland
Portland Police Bureau:    Bret Barnum
TEAM Oregon:  Pat Hahn– Oregon State University
Oregon Army National Guard:  Brian Mortenson 
 
Charge:
The committee’s focus shall be upon rider education, drinking and riding, road hazards unique to motorcyclists, motorist awareness of motorcycles, sharing the road and other safety issues. The committee advises the Governor and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative on safety for motorcyclists in Oregon. The committee works closely with the Oregon Department of Transportation to find solutions to engineering related safety issues that effect motorcyclists.
 
Location: 
Unless otherwise notified, meetings begin at 4:00pm and are held at:

ODOT - Transportation Safety Division
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, Oregon 97302-1142

2016
GAC on Motorcycle Safety
Meeting Calendar
2015
GAC on Motorcycle Safety
Meeting Calendar
January 8-9, 2016
Silver Falls Conference Center
January 15, 2015
Transportation Safety Planning Workshop
February 18, 2016
Agenda
Minutes
February 19, 2015
March 10, 2016
March 19, 2015
April 21, 2016
April 16, 2015
May 19, 2016
May 21, 2015
June 16, 2016
Location:  Keerins Hall – N
Grant County Fairgrounds
John Day, Oregon
June 18, 2015
July 2016 -  No Meeting
July 16, 2015
September 15, 2016
Agenda
October 15, 2015
November 17, 2016

 

 

Other Items of Interest:

September 21-24, 2016 - SMSA National Training Summit in Portland