Matt Keating

Professional Background 

  • Broadcaster/Announcer, Clear Channel Communications
  • Dedicated Digital Director/Account Executive, Cumulus Media
  • Political Consultant/Field Management, Democracy for America •
  • 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

Eugene City Councilor, Ward 2

Term: January 2021 – January 2025

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101 West 10th Avenue,
2nd Floor, Eugene, OR 97401

541-515-3819 (Cell)
541-682-5414 (Fax)

Community Service / Involvement

  • Lane Transit District, Board of Directors
  • Lane County Fair Board, President
  • City of Eugene Planning Commission
  • City of Eugene Sister Cities Committee
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Eugene/Springfield
  • NAACP Washington/Oregon Conference

Current Council Assignments

  • City Council President
  • Budget Committee
  • Human Services Commission
  • Travel Lane County (alternate)
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council