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Prison Advisory Committee
In accordance with ORS 421.623(2), the Oregon Corrections Facilities Siting Authority Committee directed the Department of Corrections to: "work with the local community in developing an advisory committee to discuss and make recommendations on potential construction and operational impacts of [new corrections] facilities".  In 1997, the Department of Corrections, with the cooperation of the City of Umatilla, established a Prison Advisory Committee (PAC) to fulfill this directive for the Two Rivers Correctional Institution project. Following are the current TRCI PAC members:
NAME Affiliation
Darla Huxel, Chairperson Umatilla Police Dept.
Karen Talaski, Vice Chairperson Umatilla Chamber of Commerce
Cathy Putnam, Vice Chairperson Carlson's Umatilla Drug
Mel Sherrow Community
Dave Hughes Agape House
Steve Williams U.S. Bank
Joe McConnell Umatilla Baptist Church
Roberta Shimp Dept. of Human Services
Pat Lafferty Umatilla Mayor
Hasu Mistry​ Umatilla Inn​
Bill Elfering Umatilla County Commissioner
Dan Primus Umatilla County DA
Bob Ward City of Umatilla
Heidi Sipe Umatilla School District
Jane Starner                            Community
Meetings are open to the public. For schedule information, please contact Linda Schutt, Superintendent's Assistant, Two Rivers Correctional Institution, at 541-922-2013