skip to Main Content
Current Programs

March 14

At the Edge of Climate Tipping Points: The Judicial Role in Climate Recovery Dr. Mary Christina Wood and Coreal Riday-White are both involved in the "Climate Kids Trial," which seeks to force the federal government to take action to reduce carbon emissions under an expanded version of an established legal principle: the public trust doctrine.  The "Climate Kids Trial" is being heard in federal District Court in Eugene and is fiercely opposed by the Trump administration. We will hear what has happened so far, what to expect, and why this matters so much. Dr. Wood is a Philip H. Knight…

read more

March 21

The Eugene-Springfield Cities of Kindness Campaign All residents of Eugene-Springfield could benefit from greater kindness, at a personal and community level. Douglas Carnine, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Oregon, and Stan Paine, a retired Springfield School District Administrator, will lead a discussion of the many acts of kindness that are already taking place in Eugene-Springfield, encourage more acts of kindness, engage in more conversations about kindness, listen to what kindness means to all segments of our communities, record 100,000 acts of kindness in 2019, and celebrate our kindness accomplishments in November 2019. The Campaign is working with…

read more
Upcoming Programs

April 8

Nate Carter, the Chief Operating Officer of McKenzie Willamette Medical Center will discuss the recent renovation of the entire facility. McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has evolved over the last 10 years to a full-service hospital, offering critical services including open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, electrophysiology, emergency services and interventional radiology. The recently completed construction project will bring the facility and capabilities up to…

read more

April 18

Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation have launched the Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem to save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen property damage. Community engagement is vital to…

read more

The February 21 program featured a panel of Lane County officials discussing the proposal to build a new Lane County courthouse.

febr 21

The February 7 program presented an update on the Springfield Library and its future.

February 7

The January 17 program featured a panel of three former legislators discussing Oregon’s system for raising revenue at the State level.

January 17

The December 20 program featured Sen. Lee Beyer and Rep.-elect Marty Wilde discussing the 2019 Legislative session.

December 20 program
Back To Top