Jay Wilson

Clackamas County Disaster Management

Jay Wilson is the Clackamas County Resilience coordinator with the Department of Disaster Management and spearheads County efforts to reduce risks and assess hazards including flood, earthquake, wildfire, volcano, and climate change impacts. Wilson is the past-chair (2014-2017) of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission and previously worked for Oregon Emergency Management and as a mitigation reservist with FEMA Regions IX and X. Wilson recently completed a two-year appointment as a resilience fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology during the development of the 2015 Community Resilience Planning Guide. He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and has completed post-earthquake reconnaissance trips to Japan (2011) and Central Italy (2017). Wilson holds a master's degree in geography and a bachelor's degree in film and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Professional highlights:

- Provide invited testimony to the House Science Committee towards the passage of the 2005 Tsunami Warning and Education Act

- Lead role in the development of the 2013 Oregon Resilience Plan

- Produced the award-winning 2014 video documentary series on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 floods in Clackamas County, Oregon