The mission of Linn-Benton Community Organizations Active in Disaster (LBCOAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of our area in times of disaster. 


 The purpose of the LBCOAD is to bring together public, private, and non-profit organizations to facilitate

prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery phases of a disaster.


 The COAD’s working relationships are achieved through the promotion of cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration of member organizations. 

  • Cooperation: Working together to overcome challenges and reduce duplication of services
  • Communication: Developing and maintaining effective channels for sharing information
  • Coordination: Managing resources effectively to help communities prepare and recover
  • Collaboration: Identifying common goals and creating shared solutions.