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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

Current Programs

Commissioner Joe Berney — June 24

Springfield’s County Commissioner and Board of Commissioners Chair Joe Berney will provide remarks on the county’s leadership role during this unbelievable pandemic year, including coordinating COVID testing/vaccines, business support, rent relief, as well as providing incident command during and after the devastating Holiday Farm Fire.

Despite these unprecedented challenges, Lane County has continued to persevere in responsibly managing taxpayer resources and advancing critical needs in the community, such as housing, shelter, behavioral health, public safety and workforce needs.

Chair Berney will be joined by Lane County CAO Steve Mokrohisky and Bruce Webber, Joe’s appointment to the county budget committee.

Time permitting, he will also provide his take on the Glenwood opportunity and how he sees that moving forward.

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Future Programs

Springfield Development Code — July 8

For well over a year Springfield staff have been working on a comprehensive update to the City’s Land Development Code, which regulates all development in the City. during that time the Legislative Assembly has passed a number of new laws, particularly HB 2001 in 2019, which have made significant changes in how local jurisdictions can regulate development. On June 7, 2021, the Springfield City Council released a draft of the proposed update for public comment. Springfield Senor Planner Mark Rust will highlight some of the major changes in the Code and advise how the public can be involved in the review of the current draft.

 

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Legislative Update — July 15

The Oregon Legislative Assembly will end its current session around the end of June. Like the 2020 session, this one as been marked by contention. Springfield City Club has invited Senator Lee Beyer ()D-Springfield) Representative Cedric Hayden (R-Cottage Grove) and Representative John Lively (D-Springfield) to give an update on what the session accomplished..

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Recent Programs

Springfield School Board Elections

We have invited all candidates for contested seats on the Springfield School Board to a forum on May 6 at noon to provide a chance to learn about the candidates you can vote for on May 18. At the election Jonathan Light and Kelly Mason were elected to the two contested seats.

 

 

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