Policy Offices

​The Southern Region Wildfire Recovery team was established to identify State actions that will support local and regional recovery efforts including:

  • Assistance to individuals and businesses;
  • Rebuilding public and private infrastructure;
  • Restoration of natural and cultural resources;
  • Establishing new or updated community development visions, including land use plans and;
  • Rebuilding lost housing.

Southern Region Wildfire Recovery Team Members:

  • Business Leader, Christina Kruger
  • Business Leader, Bill Thorndike
  • Douglas County Commissioner, Tim Freeman
  • Jackson County Commissioner, Robert Strosser
  • Gordon Ellwood Foundation, Kathy Gordon
  • President, SOU, Linda Schott
  • Ford Family Foundation, Roque Barros
  • Glide Revitalization, Alison Doty
  • CCD Business Development Corp, Theresa Haga
  • City Manager, City of Phoenix, Eric Swanson
  • Rogue Workforce Partnership, Jessica Gomez
  • Lone Rock Timber, Jake Gibbs
  • SOREDI, Colleen Padilla
  • Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe – TBD
  • Unete, Kathy Keesee
  • Unite Oregon, Virginia Camberos
  • City of Talent, Mayor, Darby Ayers-Flood
  • City of Talent, City Manager, Sandra Spelliscy
  • Talent Chamber of Commerce, Simone Stewart
  • Naumes, Inc., Laura Naumes
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church – TBD
  • Talent-Phoenix School District, Brent Barry