Beyond the Finish Line Stories
At the City of Eugene, there has been a lot of talk about how the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 event presents our community with an incredibly unique opportunity to set ourselves apart from the rest of the world and to, in fact, Inspire The World. Knowing that, we are taking the opportunity to ask ourselves, "What does 2022 mean for you?" The answers we have received are not only inspiring, they are engaging, creative, and real. Read more about the people in our organization who are taking this idea and making a difference.
Please note: for all stories captured before the COVID-19 pandemic, you will see reference to the year 2021 and 'Oregon21' - the event name changed to Oregon22 when the event was postponed to July 2022.
2021 Community FestivalThe City has been advocating to host a community festival on the newly developed Downtown Riverfront site in Eugene to celebrate this moment in our history, and we have set up a structure that will work to make this dream a reality!
Read more in the January 2020 newsletter
Mayor Lucy Vinis: City of KindnessMayor Vinis gave a keynote presentation at the Choose Kindness campaign kickoff.
Read more in the November 2019 newsletter
Mayor Lucy Vinis: Kickoff Event for World Athletics Championships“The City of Eugene is the birthplace of modern American running. We look forward to welcoming the world to Eugene.”
Read more in the October 2019 Newsletter
Lindsay Selser: One Year of Rideshare“We are happy to now be able to offer this service along with our other transportation services.”
Read more in August 2019 Newsletter
Laurel Mathiesen: A Recreation Legacy“It allows us to encourage all people to draw inspiration from the athletes and live healthy, active lives.”
Read more in May 2019 Newsletter
Emily Proudfoot: Riverfront Park“My vision has always been that the stories of this place be told through experiential art… it’s going to be a wonderful and uniquely Eugene Riverfront Park experience.”
Read more in April 2019 Newsletter
Amanda D'Souza: Steam Plant Developments"The process for selecting the team was an out-of-the-box strategy that aligns with how the City is approaching preparations for 2021."
Read more in February 2019 Newsletter
Ethan Nelson: Responsible Sport"Eugene has been leading this effort for a long time and it only made sense to share our best practices with other communities across the nation."
Read more in January 2019 Newsletter
Jon Ruiz: Forward Thinking for 202X"We must consistently operate in the 'now' with an eye on the trends that will shape our 'later'."
Read more in November 2018 Newsletter
Isaac Marquez: 20x21 Mural Project"Bringing international artists here has been such a powerful mirror for our community: what gets reflected to them is how we interact with each other. This is a depiction of our true values."
Read more in October 2018 Newsletter