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June 1, 2022

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Neva Anderson, Linn County Health Emergency Manager, addresses participants in an all-day meeting of the Region II Health Care Coalition May 20 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. Anderson has chaired the coalition for three years.

Members of the Region II Health Care Coalition met Friday, May 20, for an all-day session at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany.

Coalition chair Neva Anderson, Linn County Health Emergency Manager, facilitated the event.

According to Jeff Gilbert, regional emergency coordinator (north) for the Office of Resilience and Emergency Management, the organization hopes to double its 63-member staff within the year.

The new office came together in response to the wildfires of 2020. Gilbert said that when the fires erupted, the ODHA emergency management program had only three staff members, and...



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