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The weekly City Council Newsletter provides updates from around the City on projects, events and other important City news.


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  1. Mayor Piercy presenting the 2013 State of the City

    Mayor Piercy Hands the Gavel to Mayor Lucy Vinis

    On Monday, January 9 Mayor Kitty Piercy ended her 12 years as Mayor of Eugene, and new Mayor Lucy Vinis delivered her first State of the City address. 

  2. board members working around a large table

    City Boards and Commissions Seeking New Applicants

    Eugene residents looking for new opportunities to get involved with the community can apply now for a number of City boards and commissions.
  3. 2017 State Of The City Highlights Video

    City Highlights from 2016

    2016 was a dynamic year for the City of Eugene. Here is a small sample of the progress the city made.

News from the City

  1. City Boards and Commissions Seeking New Applicants

    Eugene residents looking for new opportunities to get involved with the community can apply now for a number of City boards and commissions. Read on...
  2. City Manager Jon Ruiz's Speech to the Chamber of Commerce

  3. Barrier Helps Curb Illegal Camping and Dumping

  4. Mayor Piercy Hands the Gavel to Mayor Lucy Vinis

    On Monday, January 9 Mayor Kitty Piercy ended her 12 years as Mayor of Eugene, and new Mayor Lucy Vinis delivered her first State of the City address. Read on...
  5. Eugene Marijuana Tax to Take Effect January 1, 2017

    The City’s 3% tax on the retail sales of recreational marijuana items takes effect January 1, 2017. Read on...
  6. Eugene Launches Third Food Waste Curbside Collection Pilot

    The Bethel area will add about 470 households to the pilot program that collects food waste for composting rather than sending it to the landfill. Read on...
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  1. Connecting the Silicon Shire to the Silicon Valley

    Eugene area passengers now have the option to fly nonstop to San Jose California. Read More
  2. Eugene Airport Terminal Expansion Project Complete

    The Eugene Airport terminal building has just completed a major expansion project starting this week focused on accommodating increased passenger use. Read on...
  3. News Room

    Read the latest media releases from Eugene Airport. News Release Archive
  4. Select Trails Along Ridgeline System Now Open

    Eugene Public Works staff have completed the removal of high-hanging broken limb hazards on several trails throughout the Ridgeline Trail System. Read on...
  5. Construction to Close Knickerbocker Bridge

    Starting Monday, February 13, the Knickerbocker Bridge will be closed as part of the South Bank Path Improvement Project. Read on...
  6. Hundreds of Work Orders Completed, New Hazards Discovered Daily

    Eugene Public Works has finished more than 600 tree-related work orders as it continues the lengthy recovery efforts from December’s ice storm. The work comes as staff move through neighborhoods cleaning up tree damage. Read on...
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  1. Brief Branch Closures in Feb.

    New carpet's coming to Sheldon and Bethel.
  2. Library Levy Progress Report

    Updates about expanded services.
  3. Volunteer with Youth

    Kids, families, and teens at the Library.
  4. Storytime-To-Go Volunteering

    Help local children start school ready to read.
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  1. Why These 10 Cities Are Best For Growing Food (Citi.io)

    These cities were chosen based on how many gardens, greenhouses, and chicken coops were operated by residents. Eugene comes in at #1. Additional Info...
  2. 2016’s Best Places for First Responders to Live and Work (GoodCall.com)

    Which communities provide the most support for first responders? Eugene comes in at #11 out of 900. Read on...
  3. Change the World (Eugene Weekly, March 10, 2016)

    Global warming is changing the world for the worse, but these people are fighting back. Look for the focus section on Matt McRae, City of Eugene Climate and Energy Analyst. Additional Info...
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Media Contacts

  1. City of Eugene
    Jan Bohman
    Community Relations Director
    125 E. 8th Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5587
    Ph: 541-968-2829 (Cell)
    Email

  2. Planning and Development
    Laura Hammond
    Community Outreach Participation Coordinator
    99 W. 10th Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6021
    Email

  3. Police
    300 Country Club Road
    Eugene, OR 97401

    Melinda McLaughlin
    Public Information Director
    Ph: 541-682-5124
    Pager: 541-242-1715
    Email

    John Hankemeier
    Public Information Coordinator
    Ph: 541-682-5197
    Email

    After Hours

    Ph: 541-682-5155
    Pager: 541-242-1715

  4. Fire and EMS
    Amy Linder
    Public Information
    1705 W. 2nd Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-7118
    Email

    After Hours
    West District Chief
    Ph: 541-682-5423

    East District Chief
    Ph: 541-682-8375

  5. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    Sarah-Kate Sharkey
    Resource Development Communications Manager
    99 W. 10th Ave., Suite 395
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6342
    Email

  6. Public Works
    Brian Richardson
    Public Affairs Manager
    101 E. Broadway
    Suite 400
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5523
    Ph: 541-954-2938 (cell)
    Email

  7. Parks and Open Space
    Kelly Darnell
    Marketing and Outreach Manager
    1820 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-4814
    Email

  8. Eugene Airport
    Casey Boatman
    Airport Services Manager
    28855 Lockheed Dr.
    Eugene, OR 97402
    Ph: 541-682-8484
    Email