Emily Semple

Emily Semple

Eugene City Councilor, Ward 1

Term: January 2021 - January 2025


101 West 10th Avenue, Suite 203, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-8341
Fax: 541-682-5414


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Current Council Assignments

  • Budget Committee
  • Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board
  • Housing Policy Board
  • Sustainability 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


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