Randy Groves

Eugene City Councilor Randy Groves, Ward 8Eugene City Councilor, Ward 8

Term: January 2021 - January 2025

101 West 10th Avenue, Suite 203, Eugene, OR 97401
 541-682-5414 (Fax)

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Community Service / Involvement

  • Eugene Budget Committee
  • Eugene Wildfire Preparedness Coalition
  • ODOT OR-126 Widening Project Steering Committee
  • Active Bethel Citizens Neighborhood Association
  • Churchill Area Neighborhood Association
  • Past Board Member, Churchill Area Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Past Coach, Churchill Area Babe Ruth Baseball and Willamette Valley All Stars
  • Cascades West Economic Development District, Board of Directors
  • DEQ Fuel Tank Storage Seismic Stability Rule-Making Advisory Committee
  • ODOT Highway 126 Rebuild Advisory Committee
  • Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness
  • Eugene Wildfire Preparedness Coalition
  • Eugene Springfield Fire Council Subcommittee on Governance

Current Council Assignments

  • Budget Committee
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Metropolitan Policy Committee
  • Lane Council of Governments (LCOG)

Professional Background 

  • Associate Consultant, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI)
  • Fire Chief and Executive Director, Eugene Springfield Fire
  • Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, District Chief, Captain, Firefighter, City of Eugene
  • Principal Officer, International Association of Firefighters, IAFF Local 851
  • Firefighter, City of Corvallis


Educational Background

  • Graduate Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • B.S., Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Executive Fire Officer Program graduate, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD

Special Interests and Concerns

  • Local economy and jobs – support existing businesses and workers while seeking to attract new businesses, clean industry and living wage jobs
  • Support youth, our educational system and prepare the next generation for success with a special emphasis on at-risk youth
  • Increase our inventory and diversity of housing with an emphasis on affordable housing
  • Employ realistic and effective solutions focused on outcomes to address homelessness
  • Promote strong neighborhoods
  • Employ community safety strategies that promote safety for all while strategically evolving our service system to better align resources with service needs
  • Progress the dialogue on race and work to advance an open and welcoming environment based on equity, respect and opportunity
  • Continue the revitalization of our downtown
  • Build strong partnerships within our community and with our regional partners
  • Continue our work on environmental protection and slowing climate change while employing realistic, achievable and balanced strategies
  • Promote efficient, effective and accountable government

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