Professional Background

  • Director of Community Impact, United Way of Lane County
  • Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Pacific Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Public Affairs Manager, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
  • Director of Marketing Services, Cawood Communications
  • Co-owner/Director of Marketing, Mar%Stat Market Research and Analysis

Educational Background

  • 1974, B.A., English, Coe College

Special Interests and Concerns

  • Leadership and governance in policy-directed bodies
  • Transportation solutions which address increasing traffic; public safety; and the maintenance, repair, and replacement of roadways
  • Revitalization of downtown Eugene
  • Parks, recreation, and open space planning
  • Effective economic development strategies
  • Collaborative public-private partnerships to leverage resources and build community consensus
  • Effective solutions for chronic issues related to human services, including medical care, housing, employment, and addictive treatment
  • Strong neighborhoods  
  • Public safety strategies which maximize police/community relationships

Eugene City Councilor, Ward 8

Term: January 2017 - January 2021 
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Community Service / Involvement

  • Eugene School Board
  • Board of Directors, Lane Council of Governments
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Lane County–Annual Campaign Chair
  • Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Steering Committee, Leadership Eugene/Springfield 
  • Commissioner, Oregon Government Ethics Commission
  • Board Member, Lane County School Boards Association
  • Founding Member, Southern Willamette Private Industry Council
  • Founding Member, City of Eugene, Business Assistance Team
  • Board of Directors, Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Partnership
  • Board of Directors, Council for Economic Development in Oregon
  • President, Eugene Private Industry Council
  • Serenity Lane Public Relations Committee
  • President, Southwest Oregon Chapter, American Marketing Association

Current Council Assignments

  • Budget Committee
  • Housing Policy Board
  • Lane Council of Governments

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