Blue River, OR—Governor Kate Brown today visited the Blue River community in Lane County, reviewing areas damaged by the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. She also visited a recently constructed FEMA housing facility for wildfire survivors at the U.S. Basketball Academy. The Governor met with elected officials and McKenzie community leaders to discuss investments the Oregon Legislature made in the 2021 session towards rebuilding efforts.
“Nearly a year has passed, and thousands of Oregonians throughout our state are still recovering and rebuilding from the devastation of last year's historic wildfires, even as we brace ourselves during this year's fire season," said Governor Brown. “I would like to thank the Legislature for the investments they made in helping the Blue River community rebuild. I commend the local, state, and federal officials, as well as all the community-based organizations and private sector partners, who continue to support impacted families.”
The Governor was joined by Senator Floyd Prozanski, Representative Paul Holvey, Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch, Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps, and representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Lane County.
• Photos of the event can be found here.