Watch: Shining a Spotlight on Staff – I am Cal OES Video Series – Greg Renick


Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on.

The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters in fresh and innovative ways, strengthening the foundation of emergency management to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.

This week, Cal OES welcomes you to learn more about Greg Renick, Public Information Officer at Cal OES. He’s passionate about keeping disaster survivors informed about what the state is doing to help them, and their communities recover throughout his 30-year career with Cal OES.

“Working with Cal OES has been everything imaginable. I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest disasters in history and it’s so rewarding when you know or see survivors getting the help that they need,” Renick said.

He retired from Cal OES in 2016 and came back to serve as a retired annuitant in the Crisis Communication and Public Affairs Team in 2018 to assist with the Woolsey and Hill fires. He served in the Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project (SCEPP) and the Southern Region teams previously.