Local Organizing Committee Members

  • Carmen Merlo, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (Co-Chair)
  • Jeff Rubin, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Co-Chair)
  • Joseph Gehlen, Kramer Gehlen Associates
  • Michael Hagerty
  • Sandra Hyde, International Code Council
  • Leon Kempner Jr., BPA
  • Arash Khosravifar, PSU
  • Franz Rad, PSU
  • Nicholas Rillstone, KPFF
  • Scott Schlechter, GRI
  • Yumei Wang, DOGAMI
  • Barry Welliver
  • Jay Wilson, OSSPAC
  • Kenji Yamasaki, Cornforth Consultants


The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

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Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

499 14th Street, Suite 220,

Oakland, CA 94612-1934, USA

Phone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411
E-mail: eeri@eeri.org
Website: www.eeri.org

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