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***Please Note***
The City Administrator has suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings beginning March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. Non-essential meetings are defined as anything not having a state or federal timeline for funding. As a result, the Wildfire Safety Commission will not be meeting until further notice. The goal is to keep City employees healthy so that they can continue providing essential functions to our citizens.
Staff is currently working on the technical details of facilitating electronic meetings for the City Council and Planning Commission and that is the priority.   Once that is worked out staff will turn efforts to helping facilitate regular Commission and Committee meetings.


Section 2.26.010 Purpose 

The Ashland Wildfire Mitigation Commission shall provide advice and support to the Council and City departments and education to the community on wildfire issues and plans for mitigation action. Specifically, the Commission will function as the entity to foster the efforts of the city of Ashland to adopt and achieve the goals set forth in the Fire Adapted Communities program.
(Ord 3044, added, 01/18/2011; amended Ord 3095, 2014)

Additional information about Firewise Communities in Ashland can be found at

Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Wildfire Safety Commission

Established Meetings Length of Term
2014 11-1 PM, third Wednesday of month, Fire Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd.Meeting dates may change if a quorum cannot be arranged for the regularly scheduled day. See calendar for updates and changes. 3 years


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Steve Asher Commissioner - Position #5 4/16/2019 4/30/2021
Paul Behrhorst Commissioner - Position 4 3/3/2020 4/30/2021
Daniel Dawson Commissioner - Position 7 9/18/2018 4/30/2022
Stephen Gagne Commissioner - Position 6 - Chair 11/4/2014 4/30/2022
Tonya Graham Council Liaison 2/5/2019 12/31/2022
Douglas Kay Commissioner - Position 2 8/18/2015 4/30/2020
Bruce Moats Commissioner - Position 3 11/4/2014 4/30/2021
Kent Romney Commissioner - Position 1 3/19/2019 4/30/2020
Charisse Sydoriak Commissioner - Position 5 4/2/2019 4/30/2021

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