Be Well

  1. October
  2. November
  3. December
  4. January
  5. February
  6. March
  7. April
  8. May
  9. June

October Be Well - Financial Wellbeing

Financial wellbeing is planning for now and later - making sure we have short term and long term saving strategies. It is important for us to take steps Popcorn Jarto be ready. 

During October you will have a number of opportunities to better plan for you and your family’s financial wellbeing.

  • Up to one hour of Individual Financial Planning on City-Paid Time with Voya Financial. 
  • Voya Financial mailer with information, highlighting events being offered throughout the month and tools to help you stay on track.
  • Financial education classes
  • #Wellbeing Wednesday emails that have financial tips, fun games, and short videos starring some special guests.

Enter to win 1 of 6 tins of Gourmet Popcorn courtesy of Voya Financial. Earn entries by:

  • Taking a financial quiz or survey found in the #WellbeingWednesday emails. 
  • Post your score or comment on the City's facebook page.
  • Attend a financial class, earn an extra entry for attending in costume! 
  • Meet with Voya, call to schedule your appointment today 541-343-6759.
  • Locate "Poppy" the Popcorn Jar at a work site near you and guess how many popped popcorn pieces are in the jar!
  • Enroll in or increase your contribution to Deferred Comp!

Archived Be Well Promos

  1. September
  2. August
  3. July


Coinciding with National Preparedness Month, our September #BeWell focus is community wellbeing. What better way to improve our community’s wellbeing than for each of us to take steps to get ourselves a little bit more prepared for an emergency? This month there will be many opportunities for you to do that.

For some people emergency preparedness is a bit of a hobby. (Admittedly, I’m an emergency preparedness hobbyist. Hardhat under my bed? Absolutely!) But for many, all of the lists and information on the steps to take to prepare for an emergency can be overwhelming. Whatever camp you may fall into, this month we encourage you to take your next (or first) step to prepare for an emergency and, in turn, further community wellness.

If you’ve already embarked on the emergency preparedness journey, there are a number of events for you, including the chance to share your knowledge with other community members during a tabletop earthquake scenario. Want to broaden your emergency preparedness knowledge? You can attend the Emergency Preparedness Fair to learn about preparedness at home and at work.

If you loath the thought of figuring out how to start preparing, I have two words for you – Go Bag. A Go Bag is just as it sounds – an emergency preparedness bag that you can grab on the go. Having a prepared, accessible Go Bag can be crucial when disaster strikes - like when a tree crashed through City employee Emily Jerome’s house during the 2016 ice storm. Watch Emily talk about that cold night in 2016 and how she used her Go Bag.

A Go Bag can have a variety of different items, but there are roughly 11 essential items your Go Bag should contain. Want to start putting together a great Go Bag? We can help with that!

You can buy many of the 11 essential items this month through the City – check out the available items here and place your order using this order form.


You can accumulate your 11 items over time. Sign up here to receive a monthly email from me for the next 11 months where I will encourage you to get one specific item each month. Follow my emails and by this time next year you will be Go Bag ready. To start things off, this month I’m encouraging you get the backpack or bag that you will be filling with your 11 Go Bag essentials.

Together as a community we can be prepared, we can be resilient, we can be well.

Let’s Go….Bag!

Kathryn Brotherton

Eugene City Attorney