Save the date: Smoke and Fire Summit

Representative Pam Marsh

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Smoke and Fire Summit
SOU Stevenson Union is located at 1118 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

Dear Friends,

Incessant smoke and the threat of fire have been economically and emotionally devastating this summer. There is no magic answer to all this, but we can take pragmatic steps to build a resilient community even in the face of difficult and persistent conditions.

Please mark your calendars for the morning of September 15 when we'll kick off this important discussion. We'll address forest management, health impacts, economic consequences, and climate change. We will hear from experts who can help us understand the complex issues involved, as well as the paths forward.

For more information, contact me, at I look forward to seeing you on September 15th. 


Representative Pam Marsh

State Representative
Oregon House District 5 - Southern Jackson County

'There Oughta Be a Law' Contest!

Got an idea for a new state law – or one that should be scrubbed from the books?  Enter Our There Oughta Be a Law Contest!

In its simplest form, a legislative proposal, or bill, is nothing more than a good idea designed to address a community problem.  You don’t have to be an elected official to recognize the need to implement change.  With help from Bella Mannray, my Ashland High School student intern, we’re soliciting your ideas for new legislation. 

Entries for our There Oughta Be a Law Contest contest will be accepted from September 1st through November 1st 2018. At least one entry will be chosen as a winner and submitted as a bill in the 2019 session.  From that point on, we’ll keep you apprised of the bill’s progression through the legislative process – and maybe – its transformation into an Oregon law. 

You can find the entry from and other materials on my legislative website:

We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to Bella at or myself ( if you have any questions.

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1405

District Phone: 541-282-4516

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-375, Salem, Oregon 97301