When the Labor Day Fires in Santiam Canyon reached four small cities, the flames burned 400,000 acres, destroyed 700 homes, and brought widespread chaos. As the third-largest wildfire in Oregon’s modern history spread, 30 staff from multiple government bodies coordinated autonomously to identify problems, solve challenges, and help residents and businesses rebuild.
Watch this session to hear Jason’s first-hand experience amid the emergency and uncover the lessons he learned organizing response efforts across two counties, four state departments, and five cities as the economic development coordinator for Marion County.
By watching this on-demand session, you’ll be better able to:
- Understand the complexities involving a disaster across jurisdictional lines.
- Improve problem-solving by letting your staff hold the reins.
- Weigh the pros and cons of asking for forgiveness vs. permission.
Jason SchneiderThinking Partner, Civic Possible