Jan. 9: WSDOT’s Doug Adamson

Happy New Year! We are back in 2019 and changing the rule by meeting on the SECOND Wednesday of the month on January 9. Our first speaker will be Doug Adamson from WSDOT. More details on the presentation will be posted here once they are available.


Reminder: Last OCG Meeting Before Summer Break!

Today is our last OCG meeting as we head into summer break. We’ll resume again in the fall.

Today’s speakers are from Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol. They’ll discuss the crisis communications efforts in the DuPont derailment. Join us in the usual place, at the usual time, and learn how these two agencies coped with a disaster in our own backyard.

When: Wednesday, June 6, Noon-1:00

Where: Association of Washington School Principals, 1021 8th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501


Nov. 5: What Every PIO Needs to Know–Lessons from Oso

Communicators can be thrust, ready or not, into the thick of local, regional, or national emergencies.

The incredible images of the massive SR530 Landslide in Snohomish County are etched into our memories, and a gnawing question still lingers in many PIOs’ minds: would we be ready to respond if that happened in my community?

Come to the next Olympia Communicators Group meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to learn more about what it was like working in the landslide Joint Information Center, and learn what every PIO should know before disaster strikes in your community.

The program is still developing, but we will have at least one PIO who worked on the OSO Landslide.