Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC)

EETAC Meeting

The Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC) will play a key role in two Envision Eugene implementation projects—the Growth Monitoring program and Urban Reserves planning. During the Envision Eugene process a group of highly-involved volunteers, called the Technical Resource Group (TRG), provided guidance and reviewed data. Though the EETAC has been developed out of the Technical Resource Group, it will be a new committee with its own structure and work plan.

The EETAC will review technical information used to inform policy decisions, provide feedback to staff on technical-related issues, and maintain institutional memory regarding assumptions and analysis related to long-term growth management-related efforts (specifically related to the urban reserves and growth monitoring programs). The early focus of the EETAC will be urban reserves planning and will shift to growth monitoring, with a period of time focusing on both projects.

Growth Monitoring and Urban Reserves Graphic web version

EETAC Members

  • John Barofsky (Chair)
  • Howard Saxion (Chair)
  • Ed McMahon
  • Jennifer Yeh
  • Alexis Biddle
  • Kevin Shanley
  • Lisa Arkin
  • Mark Reed
  • Michelle Hunt
  • Philip Farrington
  • Rick Duncan
  • Sue Prichard
  • Tiffany Edwards
EETAC co-chairs

Roles and Responsibilities 

The role of the committee is outlined in the EETAC Bylaws. EETAC member duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning about and understanding the factors for monitoring Eugene’s growth;
  • Providing guidance to staff related to the technical aspects of urban reserves planning and growth monitoring; and
  • Serving as liaisons--connecting the general public, key community members, community groups and organizations to the urban reserves and growth monitoring work, and encouraging participation in both processes.


  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  • October 17, 2019
  • October 3, 2019 - this date is still tentative
  • September 5, 2019 - Growth Monitoring Employment Census Data
  • August 15, 2019 - Urban Reserves Suitability Analysis part 1
  • June 20, 2019 - Growth Monitoring Housing Census Data
  • May 16, 2019 - Urban Reserves Updates and Planning Commission Presentation
  • April 18 2019 - Urban Reserves Analysis, Population Forecasts, Growth Monitoring Overview and People Census Data
  • March 21 2019 - Urban Reserves Land Supply Model and Capacity Analysis
  • February 21 2019 - Urban Reserves Land Supply Model and Capacity Analysis

Audio recordings of EETAC meetings are available upon request. 

Unless otherwise listed, EETAC meetings are held from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave., 3rd Floor Saul Room. 

Committee Member Resources

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the Growth Monitoring program, contact Heather O’Donnell at Heather.M.ODonnell@ci.eugene.or.us. To learn more about Urban Reserves, contact Rebecca Gershow at Rebecca.F.Gershow@ci.eugene.or.us.