Policy Offices

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Wildfire Economic Recovery Council has been established to evaluate the economic and community needs of Oregonians statewide as a result of the 2020 wildfire season.  The Council, co-chaired by Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle and State Treasurer Tobias Read, will work to help counties implement economic recovery solutions, bringing together federal, state, and local resources to support communities impacted by wildfires. 

​​​​​​Wildfire Ec​​​onomic Re​covery Council 2020

​The Council will convene starting Monday, October 5, 2020 and will meet weekly until the initial work is completed by December 31.  The council's scope of work will include:

  • Assessing the community and economic impacts of the fire and assistance needs;
  • Coordinating community needs and streamlining assistance;​
  • Elevating immediate response needs to the Governor's Disaster Cabinet;
  • Identifying possible budget and legislative needs related to wildfire economic recovery;
  • Working with the Governor's Regional Solutions staff to coordinate state agencies to help address fire impacts and promote economic stability, public safety and nature resource recovery, including working with local and federal partners; and
  • Apprising the Governor of any further needs identified during the council's work.
Council Membership
Elected Officials
  • State Treasurer Tobias Read, Co-Chair
  • Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, Co-Chair
  • Senator Jeff Golden, Senate District 3
  • Representative Pam Marsh, House District 5
  • Senator Fred Girod, Senate Minority Leader
  • Representative Christine Drazan, House Minority Leader ​
Community Leaders
  • Statewide Business Representative: Vonnie Mikkelson, Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
  • Statewide Non-Profit Representative: Joanne Mina, Latino Community Association
  • Community Action Program: Jimmy Jones, Mid-Valley Community Action Program
  • Philanthropic Representative: Anne Kubisch, Ford Family Foundation
  • Statewide Economic Development Representative: Matt Miller, President of OEDA
  • Association of Oregon Counties: Commissioner Kevin Cameron
  • League of Oregon Cities:  Mike Cully, Executive Director
  • Tribal Representative, Siletz: Tribal Representative—Siletz TBD
  • Tribal Representative, Warm Springs: Bobby Brunoe, Natural Resources ED
  • Representative of impacted communities: Reyna Lopez, PCUN
  • Faith Community Representative: Deleesa Meashentubby, Executive Director of
  • Volunteers in Medicine and Pastor at St. Mark's CME Church in Eugene​
  • Financial Institution: Gene Pelham, President/CEO Rogue Credit Union
  • Building Trades: Robert Camarillo, Executive Secretary
  • Association of General Contractors:  Mike Salsgiver, Executive Director
Federal Delegation
  • Congresswoman Bonamici: Ali Mayeda
  • Congressman DeFazio: Dan Whelan
  • Congressman Schrader: Alvin Klausen
  • Congressman Blumenauer: Jason Little
  • Congressman Walden: Nick Strader
  • Senator Wyden: Fritz Graham
  • Senator Merkley: Kelli Horvath
Advisory State Agencies
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services: Margaret Salazar, Director
  • Business Oregon: Chris Cummings, Interim Director
  • Oregon Department of Education: Cindy Hunt, Chief of Staff
  • Department of Forestry: Peter Daugherty, Director
  • Oregon State Fire Marshal: Travis Medema, Interim Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall
  • Department of Environmental Quality: Richard Whitman, Director
  • Department of Agriculture: Alexis Taylor, Director
  • Higher Education Coordinating Commission: Karen Humelbaugh, Director of Workforce Investment
  • Oregon Department of Transportation: Kris Strickler, Director
  • Travel Oregon: Todd Davidson, CEO
  • State Economist: Mark McMullen
  • Department of Consumer Business Services: Andrew Stolfi, Director
  • Department of Land Conservation Development: Jim Rue, Director
  • Office of Emergency Management: Andrew Phelps​​
  • Department of Administrative Services: Adam Crawford
Staff Support
  • Duke Shepard, Chief of Staff to the Labor Commissioner
  • Dmitri Palmateer, Chief of Staff to the State Treasurer
  • Leah Horner, Jobs & Economy Policy Advisor and Director of Regional Solutions, Office of Governor Kate Brown

​Meeting in​formation 

Mondays at 1pm PT 

Join by Zoom:  ​https://zoom.us/j/94728615516?​​pwd=ODlTU2E4OEo0Um53cWdLaEo4bTNhZz09

Passcode: 2323

Meeting Materials

Governor's Wildfire Economic Recovery Council's Final Report

FEMA Resources

Additional Resources

Regional Meeting Information
South Valley/Mid-Coast​
Thursdays, 3-4pm
Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7515010544   ​

 ​Mid Valley
Thursdays, 8-9:30am

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94847479945

Wednesdays, 4-5pm
Wednesday, 1-2:30pm
Passcode: 712578