Emily Semple

Eugene City Councilor, Ward 1


Term: January 2017-January 2021

Emily Semple 125 East 8th Avenue, 2nd floor, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-8341
FAX: 541-682-5414

Email Councilor Semple: emily.f.semple@ci.eugene.or.us
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Current Council Assignments



  • Budget Committee
  • Human Rights Commission
  • McKenzie Watershed Council

Professional Background



  • Occupation: Graphic Designer, Small Business Owner
  • Occupational Background: Chef, Pastry Chef, Retail Management, Lab Assistant, Forestry Technician, Bookkeeper

Education Background



  • Renewable Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, B.S. summa cum laude
  • Forest Ecology, Oregon State University, Master’s Program
  • Graphic Design, Lane Community College, AAS

Special Interests and Concerns



  • Government Transparency & Accountability, Communication with the Public
  • Civil Rights
  • Homelessness, Shelter First, Low Income Housing, Tenants’ Rights
  • Local Business & Housing Development, Living Wage Jobs
  • Climate Remediation, Sustainability, Parks & Green Spaces
  • Education, Arts, Historic Preservation