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  3. Eugene Police
  4. Eugene Public Library
  5. Public Works
  1. Lane County Currently in Phase 2 Reopening

    Learn about City services and other community resources. See the City's latest updates...
  2. How to Stay Safe During Hot Weather and COVID-19

    Finding ways to stay cool and safe, both at home and outside, are more important than ever this summer. See safety tips...
  3. Expansion of Downtown Streatery Program Fuels Community Recovery

    The second full-block street closure in downtown is launching on Fifth Avenue each weekend through October to allow adjacent restaurants to use the public space for outdoor dining. Learn about programs to support businesses...
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Media Contacts

  1. City of Eugene

    Laura Hammond
    Community Relations Director
    125 E. 8th Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5587

  2. Planning and Development

    Lindsay Selser
    Community Outreach Participation Coordinator
    99 W. 10th Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6021

  3. Police
    300 Country Club Road
    Eugene, OR 97401

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

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

    After Hours

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

  4. Fire and EMS

    Rachel Paakaula
    Public Information
    1705 W. 2nd Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-7115

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

    East District Chief
    Ph: 541-682-8375

  1. 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

  2. Public Works

    Brian Richardson
    Public Affairs Manager
    101 E. Broadway
    Suite 400
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5523
    Ph: 541-221-7597 (cell)

  3. Parks and Open Space

    Kelly Shadwick
    Marketing and Outreach Manager
    1820 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-4901

  4. Eugene Airport

    Andrew Martz
    Airport Services Manager
    28855 Lockheed Dr.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-8484

Council Newsletter

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



  1. Video on YouTube of Mayor Vinis delivering an update on COVID-19

    Mayor Lucy Vinis COVID-19 Update

    Watch Mayor Vinis' most recent update about the City’s long-term community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  1. Video on YouTube about the City of Eugene Emergency Operations Center that activated during the COVI

    COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center

    Hear about the City of Eugene's COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center from Incident Commander/Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Chris Heppel, as well as Eugene City Manager Sarah Medary.

  1. Video on YouTube at the Designated Temporary Shelter Sites set up during the initial response to COV

    COVID-19 Response: Designated Temporary Shelter Sites

    In response to COVID-19, the City worked with local organizations to set up Designated Temporary Shelter Sites where people experiencing homelessness could safely shelter in place and gain access to needed services. These temporary sites are phasing out in Phase 2 of Reopening, but the City is setting up similar Microsites to help support people experiencing homelessness and move towards more permanent solutions.