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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


Mike Laverty, Chair
Marian Owens, Vice Chair
Jerome S. Cooper, Member
Victor Hoffer, Member
Louis A. Ornelas, P.E., Member 
Committee Secretary:  Rachelle Nelson                                      
                                    503 986-4188
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.   


*Meetings are on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted.* 

Times (excluding January)
9:00am – 9:30am Pre-Meeting
9:30am – 12:30pm Formal Meeting
2015 Meeting Calendar:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (Northwest Viticultural Center - TSAP PAC Meeting Only)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015  Meeting will be held at the
ODOT-TLC Bldg in the Chetco Conference Room

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  *
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 *
Tuesday, May 12, 2015  **
Tuesday, June 9, 2015  *
Tuesday, July 14, 2015  *
Tuesday, August 11, 2015  **
Tuesday, September 8, 2015  *
Tuesday, October 13, 2015  *
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  **
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

* Location for meetings excluding January, February, May, August and November:
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon

** Location for May, August and November Meetings:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, Oregon

Conferences and Workshops of Interest:

Transportation Safety Planning Conference - January 12 to 13, 2015 in Salem
2015 Eastern Oregon EMS Conference - February 26 to March 1, 2015 in Pendleton
Pacific NW Driver and Traffic Safety Conference - February 27 to March 1, 2015 in Portland
2015 State of Jefferson EMS Conferece - March 6 - 7, 2015 in Medford
Judicial Conference - March 11 to 13, 2015 in Newport
DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference - April 23 to 24, 2015 in Canyonville
2014 EMS Conference - September 25 - 26, 2015 in Salem


Chuck Hayes, Chair
Jody Vaughan, Vice-Chair
Connie Cabrera 
Kathleen M. Dailey
Teresa Douglas
Eric Hlad
Vinita Howard
Roger Kirby 
Terry Timeus
Committee Staff:
Program Manager, Daniel Estes
Transportation Safety Division
503 986-4183
503 986-3143 FAX 
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon  
Committee Secretary:  Rachelle Nelson                                       
                                    503 986-4188
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..."
Oregon Public Safety Academy (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, Oregon
Meetings are scheduled 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

The 2015 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 July) as follows:

January 9, 2015
February 6, 2015
March 6, 2015
April 10, 2015
May 1, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 10, 2015
August 7, 2015
September 11, 2015
October 2, 2015
November 6, 2015
December 4, 2015
GAC on Motorcycle Safety
David W. Peterson, Oregon City - Chair
Robert Reichenberg, Jefferson - Vice Chair
Chris Henry, Eugene
Van Moore, Salem
Peggy Munsell, Gervais
Peter Russell, Bend
Ted Tracy, Hillsboro
Debbie Weber, Albany
Michele O'Leary, Motorcycle Program Manager
(503) 986-4198
Committee Secretary: Rachelle Nelson                                    
                                      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 
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.
Unless otherwise notified, meetings are held at:

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

Time:  4:00pm - 6:30pm 


Meeting Information


Meeting Information


Meeting Information

January 15, 2015

Annual Planning Workshop



January 14-15, 2014
Annual Planning Workshop

January 16, 2014

January 8-9, 2013
Annual Planning Workshop
January 11, 2013

​February 19, 2015



February 10, 2014 - TLC Bldg, Alsea Conference Room

February 15, 2013

March 19, 2015



March 20, 2014 - TLC Bldg,
Chetco Conference Room

March 15, 2013

April 16, 2015


April 17, 2014

April 19, 2013

May 21, 2015



May 15, 2014 - TLC Bldg,
Chetco Conference Room

May 16, 2013

June 18, 2015


July 31, 2014

June 20, 2013

July 16, 2015


September 11, 2014 - TLC Bldg,

July 17, 2013

October 15, 2015



October 16, 2014
Silver Falls Conference Center
20022 Silver Falls Hwy, SE
Sublimity, Oregon 

October 17, 2013

November 20, 2014

Other Meetings of Interest:
January 12-13, 2015    Annual Planning Workshop
May 2, 2015    Motorcycle Safety Awareness Rally