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The weekly City Council Newsletter provides updates from around the City on projects, events and other important City news.


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  1. Mayor Piercy presenting the 2013 State of the City

    Mayor Piercy Hands the Gavel to Mayor Lucy Vinis

    On Monday, January 9 Mayor Kitty Piercy ended her 12 years as Mayor of Eugene, and new Mayor Lucy Vinis delivered her first State of the City address 

  2. Young women at Fire Camp

    Women's Fire Camp Video Receives Award

    A video produced by Metro Government Television Channel 21 was awarded a First Place NATOA Community TV Programming award.
  3. 2017 State Of The City Highlights Video

    City Highlights from 2016

    2016 was a dynamic year for the City of Eugene. Here is a small sample of the progress the city made.

News from the City

  1. Public Works Removing Sand Following Storms

    Eugene Public Works is working around the clock to recover sand that was put down during the last two snow events. Over a six day period ending Monday, crews put down 1,200 cubic yards of sanding material on priority routes. Read on...
  2. Ice-Snow Emergency Declaration Lifted

    Eugene Public Works has lifted the ice-snow emergency declaration. Now that most of the ice and snow has melted, crews have returned to normal operating hours. People can now legally park their vehicles on priority transportation routes. Read on...
  3. Mayor Piercy Hands the Gavel to Mayor Lucy Vinis

    On Monday, January 9 Mayor Kitty Piercy ended her 12 years as Mayor of Eugene, and new Mayor Lucy Vinis delivered her first State of the City address. Read on...
  4. Eugene Marijuana Tax to Take Effect January 1, 2017

    The City’s 3% tax on the retail sales of recreational marijuana items takes effect January 1, 2017. Read on...
  5. Women's Fire Camp Video Receives a National Award

    A video production about the Eugene-Springfield Women’s Fire Camp produced by MetroTV was awarded a First Place NATOA Community TV Programming award. Read on...
  6. City Ramps up Historic Landmark Applications

    Eugene Planning Department staff have teamed up with University of Oregon students and community members to identify and nominate four new additions to the Eugene's City Landmark Inventory. Read on...
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  1. Connecting the Silicon Shire to the Silicon Valley

    Eugene area passengers now have the option to fly nonstop to San Jose California. Read More
  2. News Room

    Read the latest media releases from Eugene Airport. Media Release Archive
  3. Public Works Makes Progress on Storm Debris Clean Up

    Eugene Public Works is making progress on cleaning up storm debris from the December 14 ice storm, but there is much work still to be done. Our recent weather has allowed crews to go back into neighborhoods where they’re picking up downed trees and limbs. Read on...
  4. Eugene’s Little Red and the Pop-up Tour Recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Govern

    The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today the City of Eugene’s Little Red and the Pop-up Tour as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas in Government initiative. Read on...
  5. Public Works Removing Sand Following Storms

    Eugene Public Works is working around the clock to recover sand that was put down during the last two snow events. Over a six day period ending Monday, crews put down 1,200 cubic yards of sanding material on priority routes. Read on...
  6. Ice-Snow Emergency Declaration Lifted

    Eugene Public Works has lifted the ice-snow emergency declaration. Now that most of the ice and snow has melted, crews have returned to normal operating hours. People can now legally park their vehicles on priority transportation routes. Read on...
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  1. Library Levy Progress Report

    Updates about expanded services.
  2. Volunteer with Youth

    Kids, families, and teens at the Library.
  3. Storytime-To-Go Volunteering

    Help local children start school ready to read.
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  1. Why These 10 Cities Are Best For Growing Food (Citi.io)

    These cities were chosen based on how many gardens, greenhouses, and chicken coops were operated by residents. Eugene comes in at #1. Additional Info...
  2. 2016’s Best Places for First Responders to Live and Work (GoodCall.com)

    Which communities provide the most support for first responders? Eugene comes in at #11 out of 900. Read on...
  3. Change the World (Eugene Weekly, March 10, 2016)

    Global warming is changing the world for the worse, but these people are fighting back. Look for the focus section on Matt McRae, City of Eugene Climate and Energy Analyst. Additional Info...
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Media Contacts

  1. City of Eugene
    Jan Bohman
    Community Relations Director
    125 E. 8th Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5587
    Ph: 541-968-2829 (Cell)
    Email

  2. Planning and Development
    Laura Hammond
    Community Outreach Participation Coordinator
    99 W. 10th Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6021
    Email

  3. Police
    300 Country Club Road
    Eugene, OR 97401

    Melinda McLaughlin
    Public Information Director
    Ph: 541-682-5124
    Pager: 541-242-1715
    Email

    John Hankemeier
    Public Information Coordinator
    Ph: 541-682-5197
    Email

    After Hours

    Ph: 541-682-5155
    Pager: 541-242-1715

  4. Fire and EMS
    Amy Linder
    Public Information
    1705 W. 2nd Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-7118
    Email

    After Hours
    West District Chief
    Ph: 541-682-5423

    East District Chief
    Ph: 541-682-8375

  5. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    Sarah-Kate Sharkey
    Resource Development Communications Manager
    99 W. 10th Ave., Suite 395
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6342
    Email

  6. Public Works
    Brian Richardson
    Public Affairs Manager
    101 E. Broadway
    Suite 400
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5523
    Ph: 541-954-2938 (cell)
    Email

  7. Parks and Open Space
    Kelly Darnell
    Marketing and Outreach Manager
    1820 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-4814
    Email

  8. Eugene Airport
    Casey Boatman
    Airport Services Manager
    28855 Lockheed Dr.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-8484
    Email