Mayor Lucy Vinis Bio

Mayor VinisMayor of Eugene

Term: January 2021 - January 2025

101 West 10th Avenue, Suite 203, Eugene, OR 97401

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Committee Assignments

  • Metropolitan Policy Committee
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee (non-voting)
  • Eugene Chamber of Commerce (ex officio)
  • Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board
  • Travel Lane County Board
  • Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board
  • Lane Council of Governments (alternate)
  • Lane Transit District Strategic Planning Committee (alternate)
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • PSCC Juvenile Subcommittee
  • Regional Solutions Board and Executive Committee
  • Greater Eugene, Inc.

Professional Background

  • Development Director, ShelterCare, 2011-2015
  • Senior Development Associate, ShelterCare, 2009-2011
  • Self-employed Writer and Consultant, 1992-2002
    • EarthShare Oregon
    • Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Assistant Manager, Re-Elect Mayor Kitty Piercy, June-July, 2008.
  • Campaign Manager, Alan Zelenka for City Council, Spring, 2006
  • Youth Visions, Founder and Director, 2002-2008
  • Researcher and Writer, Resource Management Consultants, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1987 – 1990
  • Co-owner and Manager, Manor Lane Berry Farm, Warrenton, VA, 1984 - 1987
  • Vice President, American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), 1981 – 1983
  • Executive Assistant, ANERA, 1979 - 1981
  • Counseling Consultant, American Field Service, 1975 - 1976


1987: M.S. Entomology: University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
1978: M.A. Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1974: B.A. Religion, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH.

Community Involvement

  • President, Cascade Toastmasters Club, July – December, 2012
  • Chair, Stewardship Campaign, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2010-2012
  • Nonprofit representative (NCAP), Landscape Management Advisory Committee, Eugene 4J School District, 2006
  • Parent Volunteer, Eugene 4J Schools, 1995-2008
    Member and Chair, Crest Drive School Education Fund Committee, 1995-2003
  • Team Manager, Destination Imagination, 1999-2004
  • Cub Scout Den Leader, 1995-2003

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