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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Oregon State Resilience Officer’

An interview with Mike Harryman.

If I could wave my magic wand (which I don’t have at present), I’d have every state establish a state resilience officer in the governor’s office.

One state that already has the benefit of having such a position is Oregon. Listen to my interview with Mike Harryman in the latest Disaster Zone podcast: “Oregon State Resilience Officer.”

The podcast description is below:

“13 states have either a State Resilience Officer or a Chief Resilience Officer. In this podcast we have an interview with Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer for the State of Oregon. Besides the pandemic, Oregon has had several other major disasters, including the largest wildfire in its history and a historic heatwave that killed scores of people. All of the above caused the state to do a series of after-action reports that led to a restructuring of the emergency management function in the state. Those topics and more are covered in this engaging discussion with a national leader in disaster resilience policy.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.