What is a COAD?

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) work within the State/Territory VOAD structure at the local level. This group of local community organizations work together during a disaster to provide coordination of services to ensure that unmet needs are addressed, provide financial assistance and supplies, and to share knowledge and resources with local residents during a disaster.

Portland COAD

Portland area COAD, serving Portland and Multnomah County
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month, 3-4 pm.

Clackamas County COAD

Meets quarterly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  

Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR

Clark County COAD
Cindy Stanley

Contact Cindy Stanley for meeting dates and times.

Columbia County Emergency Planning Association

Meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Douglas County COAD
Reed Rinlayson

Monthly community meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the UCAN (United Community Action Network) conference room.

280 Kenneth Ford Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470

Contact Reed Rinlayson, Chair for more information.

Lane Preparedness Coalition
Karen Edmonds

Meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Contact Karen Edmonds, chair for more information at

Linn Benton Vulnerable Populations Planning Workgroup
Sarah Bates

Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month

Contact Sarah Bates for more information at

Marion Polk COAD
Susan Gartland

Contact Susan Gartland,  Chair for meeting dates and times.

Website: www.marionp