Media Relations Program

Welcome to the Portland District Media Relations Department, an information hub for journalists and media organizations. If you are not a journalist and have a question about a program, permit, or mission area of the Portland District, please contact the Public Affairs Office via email at or by phone at 503-808-4510.

Kerry Solan

Senior Public Affairs Specialist

Program Areas

  • Willamette Valley
  • Fish Programs
  • Emergency Management
  • Section 408 Permits
  • VA Medical Center Construction


John Morgan

Public Affairs Specialist
503-808-4514 (o)
503-403-8572 (c)

Program Areas

  • Rogue River Basin
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Recreation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Tribal Relationships


Latest News

Corps assessing future of hydropower production in Willamette Valley

In two virtual public information sessions, the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss the role of hydropower at their Willamette Valley dams, and how they’re answering Congress’ call to look at the future of that hydropower.
31 days ago

Corps advises recreation users check Willamette Valley boat ramp availability ahead of Labor Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District advises boaters to check availability of boat ramps in the Willamette Valley ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
53 days ago

Colonel Larry “Dale” Caswell, Jr. takes command of Corps’ Portland District

On July 21, 2023, Col. Larry “Dale” Caswell, Jr. assumed command from Col. Mike Helton to become Portland District’s 64th commander.
73 days ago

Corps Hosts Info Session for Rogue River Basin Water Levels

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers for the Rogue River Basin will hold a virtual information to provide an updated outlook on the summer conservation season for the basin.
117 days ago

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