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Oregon Homeland Security Council (OHSC)

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The Oregon Homeland Security Council (OHSC) was created by House Bill 2101 in the 2005 legislation session. Placed within the Oregon Department of Emergency Management, this council receives briefings on security matters for which the department is responsible at least annually from state agencies and organizations as determined by the council. The council also advises state agencies with responsibility for security matters on the future direction of the department's planning, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.


OHSC meets bi-annually. All meetings are open to the public, as per the Oregon Public Records and Meeting Laws. 


Date: May 3, 2023 

Time: 9:00am-10:00am


In-Person: 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, 97302

MS Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only) +1 503-446-4951, 257810824#

Members of the Commission

The membership of the council consists of two members from the Senate, two members from the House of Representatives, the Governor, the Adjutant General, the Superintendent of State Police, the Director of the Department of Emergency Management, and additional members appointed by the Governor who the Governor determines necessary to fulfill the functions of the council, including state agency heads, elected state officials, local government officials, a member of the governing body of an Indian tribe and representatives from the private sector. 

Governor Tina Kotek (Chair)

Senator Brian Boquist

Senator Floyd Prozanski

Representative Rick Lewis

Representative Paul Evans

Mike Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon Military Department

Casey Codding, Superintendent, Oregon State Police

Matt Garrett, Interim Director, Oregon Department of Emergency Management (Vice Chair)

Michael Slauson, Chief Counsel, Criminal Justice Division, Oregon Department of Justice

Doug Grafe, Wildfire and Emergency Response Advisor

State Resilience Officer, TBD

Mariana Ruiz-Temple, State Fire Marshall, Office of the Sate Fire Marshall

Philip Castle, Director, Department of Public Safety and Standards Training

David Baden, Interim Director, Oregon Health Authority

Kris Strickler, Director, Oregon Department of Transportation

Cal Mukumoto, Director, Oregon Department of Forestry

Heidi Steward, Interim Director, Department of Corrections

Rich Austria, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Justice Division, Oregon Department of Justice, TITAN Fusion Center