Matt Keating

Eugene City Councilor Matt Keating, Ward 2Eugene City Councilor, Ward 2

Term: January 2021-January 2025


101 West 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Eugene, OR 97401
541-682-8342
541-682-5414 (Fax)
 

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Community Service/Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Lane Community College Board of Education
  • Board of Directors (ex officio), KLCC Public Radio Foundation 
  • National Committeeman (Oregon), Democratic National Committee
  • Administration Committee/Officer, Democratic Party of Oregon
  • Board of Directors, Eugene Public Library Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Lane Council of Government
  • Member, Very Little Theater
  • Member, Democratic Municipal Officials


Current Council Assignments

  • Budget Committee
  • Human Services Commission
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)


Professional Background 

  • Broadcaster/Announcer, Clear Channel Communications 
  • Dedicated Digital Director/Account Executive, Cumulus Media
  • Political Consultant/Field Management, Democracy for America • MoveOn.org
  • Organizing Director/Campaign Management/District Director, CREDO • Democratic Party • various candidates


Educational Background

  • Studied Radio-Television-Film, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Theater Arts, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR


Special Interests and Concerns

  • Housing affordability, renter protection, and availability of housing options for residents of all income levels
  • Transportation and infrastructure solutions which reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while addressing the maintenance, repair, replacement and reimagining of our roadways, walkways, and bike paths 
  • Parks (including dog parks), recreation, and open-space planning/protection
  • Effective economic development strategies that Build Eugene Back Better, supporting our small businesses as we recover from the pandemic
  • Living-wage careers, full-family benefits, and protecting workers’ rights
  • LGBT rights and protections in the workplace and throughout our community
  • Public health; equitable vaccine distribution; and effective solutions for chronic issues related to human services, including wraparound services for medical care, housing, employment, and drug/alcohol addiction treatment
  • Mental health and vital public safety investments including CAHOOTS and community policing models that save lives and foster positive police/community relationships


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