The mission of Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of Lane County in times of disaster.

2021 COAD General Membership meetings – Quarterly, second Thursdays

January 21st 3:00-4:30 PM @ ZOOM
April 15th 3:00-4:30 PM  @ ZOOM
July 15th 3:00-4:30 PM @ ZOOM
October 21st 3:00-4:30 PM @ ZOOM

2021 COAD Leadership Team meetings – Quarterly, fourth Thursdays

March 18th 3:00-4:30 PM @ ZOOM
June 17th 3:00-4:30 PM @ ZOOM
September 16th 3:00-4:30 PM @  ZOOM
December 16th 3:00-4:30 PM @  ZOOM

The COAD’s working relationships are achieved through the promotion of cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration of member organizations.

Cooperation: No member organization has all of the answers for the challenges communities face. Members treat each other as partners.

Communication: Members regularly share their capacities, accomplishments, and commitments.  The COAD maintains good channels for sharing information, listening carefully to each other, and dealing openly with concerns.

Coordination: COAD members work together towards the goal of effective service to the community.  The COAD will equip members to be coordinated in times of disaster through planning and preparation.

Collaboration: COAD members dedicate themselves to working together. The COAD exists to coordinate member organizations’ activities in relation to emergency response.   It is a support to County and City emergency managers but is not run by emergency management personnel.   Through regular meetings, communication, planning, and training together, member agencies will be well connected, organized, and ready to respond.  On an ongoing basis, the COAD helps with sharing information, resources, and expertise.  The COAD will know what resources COAD members have to potentially offer and the contact person to access them.

Lane County COAD received the 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division! ​


211 Info
ALKO Group (Candlewood Suites Eugene/Springfield)
American Red Cross
Carry It Forward
Cascade Manor
Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Central Aid Agency
Centro Latino Americano
Churchill Area Neighbors
City of Eugene
Dream Center - City of Destiny
Egan Warming Centers
Episcopal Campus Ministry Student Food Pantry
Eugene Neighborhood Leaders Council

Eugene/Springfield CERT Program
FOOD for Lane County
Greenhill Humane Society
HIV Alliance
Homes for Good
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Junction City Local Aid
KEPW 97.3FM PeaceWorks Community Radio
Lane Community College Public Safety
Lane Council of Governments
Lane County Animals in Disaster

Lane County Mutual Aid
Lane County Public Health
Lane County Stand Down
Lane Independent Living Alliance
Lane Transit District
LCOG - Senior & Disability Services
Looking Glass Pathways for Girls
Love for Lane County (Formerly Love INC)
Love First Evacuation Center
McKenzie Surgery Center
NEDCO - Neighborhood Economic Development Corp
New Hope Baptist Church
Northwest Baptist Disaster Relief
Northwest Youth Corps
Open Eugene/Code for America Brigade
Oregon Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
Pearl Buck Center
Pray Big! Food Pantry/St Matthew's Episcopal Church
Red Cross
S.H.E. Works World Wide
Senior and Disabled Services
Serenity Lane
South Lane Mental Health
Southeast Neighborhood Association
St Vincent de Paul First Place Family
The Arc Lane County
The Salvation Army
United Way of Lane County
University of Oregon
Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
White Bird Clinic
Willamette Family Treatment

Join coad today!


Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster
(COAD) is standing by in the event of a community disaster.

About COAD


COAD Core Leadership Team

Chair: Sarah Koski, Love for Lane County

Vice-Chair: Heather Sielicki, White Bird Clinic

Secretary: Jared Pruch, United Way