Dan is the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the City of Portland, Oregon’s Bureau of Emergency Management and Bureau of Emergency Communications (911). Dan is responsible for conducting media relations and overseeing public information for both bureaus. Dan also co-chairs Portland’s City PIO Group and Regional PIO Work Group to help coordinate PIO efforts across jurisdictions and support the region’s joint information system.
Dan started working for Portland in 2005 as a staff member in the Mayor’s Office before joining the emergency management bureau in 2008. In 2018, he started splitting his time as PIO between emergency management and emergency communications. Dan holds an M.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Political Science and Canadian-American Studies from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Dan Douthit’s Session(s):
11:50 am–12:30 pm — Wednesday, February 5, 2020