Our organization began as the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG), which was formed in response to the largest wildfire in Washington history. It was created to collaborate with and provide coordination and recovery services to those individuals, families, businesses, and communities that were adversely impacted by the 2014 wildfires and resulting mudslides across Okanogan County. The CCLTRG also aimed to plan efficiently for strategic investments and actions to ensure that Okanogan County and its communities would be better prepared for future disasters.
Following the 2015 wildfire season, the CCLTRG developed into the OCLTRG (Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group) to include the recovery efforts expanding to the greater Okanogan County community and neighboring counties. While the OCLTRG relies heavily on the efforts and contributions of many, the core team consists of five full-time staff members. Since 2014, this team, along with numerous volunteers, donors, partner organizations and former staff members, has replaced 27 homes and worked on over 1,200 cases between the two fire seasons.
Carlene Anders - Executive Director
Jessica Rounds - Disaster Case Manager
Renae Haug - Disaster Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator/Bookkeeper
Barry Hansen - Reconstruction Project Manager
Aimee Bannwarth - Volunteer Coordinator