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.

2023 COAD General Membership meetings

Quarterly, second Fridays
January 13th 10:30 - noon
April 21st 10:30 - noon @ TBD
July 14th 10:30 - noon @ TBD

October 13th 10:30 - noon @ TBD

2023 COAD Leadership Team meetings

Quarterly, second Fridays
March 10th 10:30 - noon @ TBD
June 9th 10:30 - noon @ TBD
September 8th 10:30 - noon @ TBD

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! ​

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About COAD

member resources

COAD Core Leadership Team

Chair: ​Corwin Bell, Resource Tap

Vice-Chair: ​Cary Lieberman, Greenhill Humane Society

Secretary: Jared Pruch, United Way

Other Members:
​Ben Bower, Central Aid Agency

Carrie Karl, City of Eugene Emergency Management

Carisa Hettich, American Red Cross

John Ross, Food for Lane County

Patence Winningham, Lane County Emergency Manager

Selene Jaramillo, Lane County Public Health



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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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
City of Eugene
Dream Center - City of Destiny
E1 Church
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 Disaster Relief
McKenzie Surgery Center
NEDCO - Neighborhood Economic Development Corp
New Hope Baptist Church
Northwest Baptist Disaster Relief
Northwest Youth Corps

One Hope Lane County
Open Eugene
Oregon Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
Pearl Buck Center
Pray Big! Food Pantry/St Matthew's Episcopal Church
Red Cross
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