Feb 17 - Wildfire Recovery Public Hearing for Southern Oregon

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Rep. Pam Marsh

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, the Oregon Legislature House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery will hold a public hearing for Southern Oregonians to share about your post-fire recovery experiences. This is an opportunity to inform state representatives about your shelter, basic needs, clean-up and rebuilding, and to help us understand where our efforts should be focused during this legislative session. 

So many have experienced the devastating impacts of last year's fires, and you know more than anyone about what you need to recover and reestablish your homes, livelihoods and communities. I urge you to deliver either verbal testimony live/virtually during the meeting, or to submit written testimony. Note there will be Spanish interpretation available to interpret any testimony delivered in Spanish. Instructions to submit testimony and watch the hearing are linked here and included below. 

Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts, insights and expectations. These are challenging times, and your input can help us know how best to serve you. 


Representative Pam Marsh

State Representative
Oregon House District 5 - Southern Jackson County
Vice-chair, House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery

Info/Flyer - Wildfire Recovery Public Hearing

How to Testify by Audio and/or Video

You must register in advance to provide verbal testimony during the public hearing. There are two ways to register: 

  • Register online: Use this link to register online. The system will send you an email with a registration meeting link and instructions for delivering your verbal/video testimony using the Microsoft Teams platform.
  • Register by phone: Call toll-free 833-588-4500. The phone system will provide you with a phone number and access code to call into the meeting and deliver your verbal/audio testimony.

How to Submit Written Testimony

If you would like to submit your story in writing, please email it to  hwrec.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov. Your submission will be posted on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website where it can be viewed by legislators and the

How to Watch the Meeting

The committee meeting can be viewed “live” online, or via recording after the meeting ends. Go to this meeting link and look for the meeting date in the top right under "Meetings."  While the meeting is live, there will be camera icon next to the meeting date, 2/17/2021, and after the meeting there will be an arrow icon next to the date. Click these icons during or after the meeting to watch the hearing. 

Questions about the Hearing?

Please contact Laura Kentnesse, LPRO Analyst, at laura.kentnesse@oregonlegislature.gov or 503-986-1731.

Contact Rep. Pam Marsh

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1405
District Phone: 541-282-4516
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-375, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov
Website and e-Subscribe: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/marsh