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UPCOMING CITIZEN CORPS REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETINGS

The next meeting of the Oklahoma State Citizen Corps Council will be held at 11:00 A.M. on October 15, 2013.  

 

STATE CITIZEN CORPS COUNCIL

Executive Order 2008-45 required OKOHS to establish a State Citizen Corps Council.  In Oklahoma, there are a variety of groups, communities, organizations, public safety entities and individuals who are passionate Citizen Corps supporters.  While there is a need to be as inclusive as possible, there is also a need for the size of the State Council to not outgrow the ability to guide Citizen Corps programmatically.  OKOHS considered urban/rural, all of the partner programs, local response disciplines, volunteer organizations assisting in disasters, special needs, health/medical and representation from as many homeland security regions as possible when establishing the State Citizen Corps Council.  The following are the 13 membership positions and the individual who is currently serving in each position.  

Emergency Management / Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Kary Cox, Washington County Emergency Management
Law Enforcement / Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Leanna Cook, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Fire / Fire Corps Lester Claravall, Oklahoma City Fire Corps/State Fire Corps Advocate
Neighborhood Watch Rachel Flores, Lawton Police Department
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Debi Wagner, State Coordinator, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps
Public Health Terri Salisbury, Woodward County Health Department
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Leonard Liebe, Oklahoma State Disaster Officer, American Red Cross
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) Mike Murphy, MMRS Director
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Monty Elder, Department of Environmental Quality
Special Needs Advocate Vacancy
Disaster Response Group Deborah Price, Salvation Army
Faith Community Karen Jacobs, Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Preparedness Campaign Keli Cain, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management