Linda Kozlowski, a Manzanita local who leads the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, was nominated Monday to serve on the governing board for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
The decision by Gov. Kate Brown was announced by state Sen. Betsy Johnson at the volunteer emergency preparedness group’s annual conference. If confirmed by the state Senate, Kozlowski will be the first member with an emergency preparedness background to serve on the board.
“She will be bringing a whole new dimension to DOGAMI,” Johnson said. “She will help humanize the work of DOGAMI by factoring in the emergency preparedness perspective.”
The governing board sets policy and oversees general operations for the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, an agency which focuses on providing earth science information to help inform land use and safety policies.
“I’m just thrilled, overwhelmed,” Kozlowski said. “I think the emergency preparedness influence will be a huge asset.”