About the City Manager
Meet the City Manager
Sarah Medary has served as Eugene’s City Manager since October 2019.
Medary began her career with the City of Eugene in 1996 as a maintenance employee with Parks and Open Space. Over the last 15 years, she has held multiple positions on the City’s Executive Team including Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director and Planning and Development Director. She frequently refers to herself as the City’s utility player as she has always been willing and ready to step in and help where needed.
Medary has a passion for the intersections of people and places and her educational and professional journeys have followed those paths. Her undergraduate work was completed at Colorado State University (Horticulture) and the University of Oregon (Landscape Architecture) and her M.A. of Organizational Leadership was completed at Gonzaga University. The combination of her education and experience in Eugene enable her to lead new approaches to system wide issues the community faces and she’s excited to do that. She has been a voice of equity and inclusion throughout her career and regularly invites new voices to help inform her thinking.
When serving as the Assistant City Manager, Sarah was nationally recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and awarded the Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award in Memory of Buford M. Watson. Sarah is a Credentialed Manager through ICMA, a voluntary program that recognizes professional local government managers qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
As much as she loves her work, she also loves Oregon and finds great happiness on a river with a fly rod in hand.
Meet the Assistant City Manager
Kristie Hammitt was appointed to the role of Assistant City Manager on May 1, 2018, after serving in an interim capacity for the previous seven months. Prior to taking on this new role, Kristie held several positions at the City of Eugene and was most recently the Central Services Director. Kristie’s career at the City began in 1985 in the Eugene Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit, and she has since worked in the Finance division and Municipal Court before moving into the Central Services Director position in 2009. Kristie is known for her authentic and inclusive leadership style and is deeply committed to serving the needs of the organization and community.