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Springfield City Club

Springfield City Club regularly holds programs from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month (although there may be occasional adjustments). All programs are open to the public. While we look forward to being able to meet in person at some time in the future, at present, all meetings are held as Zoom webinars. Invitations are sent to all those on  our mailing list, so please sign up if you wish to receive an invitation

Future Programs

May 5 — Police Chief Andrew Shearer

The newly appointed Police Chief, Andrew Shearer,will discuss his vision for the department and how it will deal with current issues. Chief Shearer served as Interim Chief for nearly one year and brings 29 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as Assistant Chief of Police for Portland.

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Recent Programs

Candidate Forum — Springfield City Council

Three seats on the Springfield City Council are up for election at the May 17 primary. IN Ward 1 the only candidate who has filed is Michelle Webber. In Ward 2, the only candidate who has filed is Steve Moe. In Ward 5 two candidates have filed — Victoria Doyle and Mark Molina. The League of Women Voters of Lane County and Springfield City Club hosted a forum for all candidates on April 28. Three candidates were present.

Each of the candidates previously submitted statements about their candidacy. Please click on the candidate’s name to see their statement:

Vittoria Doyle

Steve Moe

Mark Molina

Michèle Webber

The Forum is available to review on the City Club Facebook page and also may be downloaded HERE.

Candidate Forum — House District 12

On April 21, the League of Women Voters of Lane County and the Springfield City Club held a forum for all candidates for House District 12. All candidates were invited. One, Bill Ledford, did not respond to the invitation and another, Jeff Gowing, had a conflicting meeting. Four of the candidates submitted statements in advance of the forum:

Charlie Conrad (Republican)

Nici8le DeGraff (Republican)

Michelle Emmons (Democrat)

Jeff Gowing (Republican)

The forum was held as a Zoom webinar and livestreamed on the Springfield City Club Facebook page. A compete recording of the forum can be viewed or download HERE.

Candidate Forum — Board of County Commissioners, Springfield Seat

The League of Women Voters of Lane County and Springfield City Club held a forum for candidates to be elected to District 2 of the Lane County Commission (representing Springfield) on  April 14, 2022. Both candidates — Joe Berney and David Loveall attended. They each submitted candidate statements which may be found by clicking on their names above. The forum was livestreamed on the Springfield City Club Facebook page and  may be viewed there. It also may be downloaded HERE.

Candidate Forum House District 7

On April 7 the League of Women Voters of Lane County and Springfield City Club held a forum for all candidates seeking election to House District 7. Two candidates seeking the republican nomination presented at the forum. Raiph Huber and Alan Stout. Each candidate filed a candidate statement in advance of the forum. John Lively, seeking the Democratic nomination, also filed a statement. The evening before the forum Mr. Huber withdrew because of a family medical issue.

The statements may be found here:

Raiph Huber

John Lively

Alan Stout

The forum was recorded an is available on the Springfield City Club Facebook page. It may also be viewed and downloaded from this location: H7 Forum.

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