About the City Manager
Meet the City Manager
Mayor Lucy Vinis has appointed Sarah Medary, Executive Director of Public Works, as the City Manager Pro Tem for the City of Eugene. Mayor Vinis, who by City Charter appoints the interim upon a City Manager vacancy, named Medary as the City Manager Pro Tem beginning October 19, 2019. Medary has 23 years of experience with the City of Eugene including nine years as Assistant City Manager and six as the Executive Director of the Planning and Development Department.
Medary began her career with the City of Eugene in 1996 in Parks and Open Space and has held several positions throughout the organization. During her tenure as the Assistant City Manager, Medary 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.
Throughout her time as a City employee, Sarah has worked with the community through efforts such as the Neighborhood Empowerment Initiative, the Olympic Track and Field Trials, preparations for the IAAF World Championships Oregon21, and the development of the City’s Diversity program.
Medary holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Horticulture from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. She also received a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
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.