About the City Manager
Meet the City Manager Pro Tem
Sarah Medary, City Manager Pro Tem, has 23 years of experience with the City of Eugene, including nine years as Assistant City Manager, six years as the Executive Director of the Planning and Development Department, and two years as the Executive Director of Public Works.
Sarah’s career with the City of Eugene began in 1996 in Parks and Open Space, and she describes herself as the City’s utility player, eventually working in 12 positions throughout the organization. When serving as the Assistant City Manager, Sarah was nationally recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and awarded the Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award in Memory of Buford M. Watson. Sarah is a Credentialed Manager through ICMA, a voluntary program that recognizes professional local government managers qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
With degrees in Landscape Architecture and Organizational Leadership, Sarah is both excited and well-equipped to help lead new approaches to system-wide issues our community faces. She has been a voice for equity and inclusion throughout her career, and seeks new voices to help inform her thinking. While she loves her work, Sarah also loves being an Oregonian and finds great happiness on a river with a fly rod in hand.
Meet the Assistant City Manager
Kristie Hammitt was appointed to the role of Assistant City Manager on May 1, 2018, after serving in an interim capacity for the previous seven months. Prior to taking on this new role, Kristie held several positions at the City of Eugene and was most recently the Central Services Director. Kristie’s career at the City began in 1985 in the Eugene Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit, and she has since worked in the Finance division and Municipal Court before moving into the Central Services Director position in 2009. Kristie is known for her authentic and inclusive leadership style and is deeply committed to serving the needs of the organization and community.