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News Release
DOGAMI names finalists for position of State Geologist and Executive Director - 11/29/21

After initial interviews earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has named two finalists for the State Geologist and Executive Director of DOGAMI. They are: 

• Ruarri Day-Stirrat, Senior Specialist Research Geoscientist with Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc. 

• Michael Kortenhof, Land Quality Manager with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 

Final interviews will take place on December 8 and 10, 2021. Candidates will meet with members of the community, employees of DOGAMI and will interview during the board meeting scheduled for December 10, 2021. The Board will meet in executive session prior to the closing of the board meeting to consider employment of the director. The agenda for the Governing Board meeting is available at


The governing Board consists of five members, confirmed by the Senate and appointed by the Governor. The Board works at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governing Board sets agency policy and oversees general operations. The Board adopts a strategic plan every six years. This guides DOGAMI's mission and objectives. They meet at least quarterly at sites around the state. The Governing board provides an important connection between the agency and Oregon communities. 



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