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The Aug. 4 event will be held via Zoom; residents urged to submit questions or comments

Clackamas County commissioners will continue their digital town hall series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. The topic will be wildfire preparedness.

As Clackamas County approaches the thick of the wildfire season, readiness is a top priority for the community. The goal is to learn from wildfire response experience and the county is working to update the Emergency Operations Plan to better prepare for future disasters.

Commissioners are interested in hearing directly from the public about local experiences during the recent wildfires and to offer suggestions for improved response.

PMG FILE PHOTO - A fire preparedness town hall for the county will be held via Zoom on Aug. 4.

Commissioners want to hear the following:

• In terms of county government response to last year's wildfires, what went right?

• How can the county and partners better serve the public when future wildfires break out?

In addition to the county commissioners, the following guests will join the conversation to briefly speak on how their respective organizations/departments have prepared for this wildfire season:

• Daniel Nibouar, Clackamas County Disaster Management interim director

• Capt. Brad O'Neil, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

• Assistant Chief Brian Stewart, Clackamas Fire District #1

How to join/participate

Town halls are held over Zoom. To join online, go to https://clackamascounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jsCUshP8QKyTmZg7R-v8ow.

Residents also can join via telephone at 253-215-8782, 346-248-7799, or 408-638-0968, with a webinar ID of 828-0042-2070.

For those who cannot join the event, but would still like to relay a comment or ask a question, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Wildfire Listening Session" in the subject line, and be sure to provide your name and city/area of residence.

One question or comment per resident. Shorter emails (1 minute or less) have a greater chance of being relayed.

Due to time constraints, comments will be limited. Please be advised that the board or the chair reserves the right to stop comments that are out of order or off-topic.


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