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About Springfield City Club

Join Springfield City Club Programs

Springfield City Club holds programs from noon-1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. There may be occasional adjustments.

All programs are open to the public and held in-person at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce offices, 101 S. A Street. You can also join online, via Zoom or tune in on Facebook.

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Our Mission

To promote leadership and vision for Springfield by bringing together the community for open dialogue and civic engagement, the Springfield City Club provides its members with thought provoking programs and discussions of community issues.

Officers and Directors

What do our officers and directors do? Board Leadership Roles

Paige Walters

President

A Pacific Northwest local, Paige earned her Bachelors in Business Administration degree, with concentrations in Marketing, International Business, and HR Management from Gonzaga University in 2013. At the age of 21, Paige moved to Istanbul, Turkey where she spent a year teaching English to at the Fatih Koleji in Florya. In 2014, she spent two years as a Community Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Okakarara, Namibia, working at a vocational training center on income generation projects and a grant application to develop a community business incubation hub.

In 2017 she joined the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce staff where she currently serves as Director of Advocacy and Economic Development. In her seven years with the Chamber, she’s led the development of the WorkReady initiative, building partnerships with local education institutions, students, and workforce development partners in the community.

Paige serves on the Board of Directors for Springfield City Club and is a strong advocate for community development through programs promoting education and small business leadership.

Loralyn Spiro

President-elect

Loralyn Spiro has worked in the communications and marketing field for more than 25 years. She is the communications supervisor for the City of Springfield’s Development and Public Works Department and the Eugene‐Springfield’s Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission. Currently, she is also serving as the City of Springfield’s interim public information officer. Loralyn graduated from the University of Oregon with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in marketing and sports marketing, and is a member of the Order of the O.

In addition to City Club, Loralyn is the chair for Communications and Outreach Committee for the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and a member and past president of the Oregon chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She is also past member and president of the Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club of Eugene-Springfield and the Willamalane Park Foundation Board. She is from Oakridge, Oregon and has lived in Springfield since 2001. On her days off, she enjoys gardening, fishing, or camping with her husband Scott and family.

Bob Fondren

Treasurer

Bob Fondren is retired from 20 years as the Director of Management Information Services of Springfield Utility Board. Bob is a member and past president of the Springfield Twin Rivers Rotary club and the City Club Treasurer.

Len Goodwin

Secretary

Len Goodwin operates a consulting practice supporting local governments. Before that, he served as Director of Development and Public Works for the City of Springfield and worked in the City of New York for City University of New York, The City of New York Office of Municipal Labor Relations, and the New York State Financial Control Board, where he was First Deputy Director and General Counsel. Len holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, a J.D. from St. John’s University and a Masters in labor law from New York University. He is an inactive member of the Oregon Bar. He is the chair of the, the Veneta Planning Commission and a member of the Veneta Economic Development Committee.

Headshot Of Nick Nelson Wearing A Suit Jacked In A Park

Nick Nelson

Director

I’ve been a trusted realtor in Lane County for the past 11 years, helping people find their dream homes and achieve their real estate goals. Beyond buying and selling, I’m actively involved in the community, serving on the Springfield Chamber of Commerce board and executive board. Previously, I held positions as a Springfield Planning Commissioner and board member of the Center for Community Counseling, demonstrating my commitment to local engagement.

Outside of work, I’ve been happily married to Nicole Nelson for 20 years, and we share a son proudly attending Springfield High (Go Millers!). As a family, we love exploring Oregon’s beautiful landscapes through mountain biking, snowboarding, fishing, and camping.

I’m passionate about empowering people through real estate knowledge. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or seasoned investor, I believe informed decisions lead to positive outcomes.

Whitney Hoshaw

Director

Whitney Hoshaw leads the marketing and communication team at Willamalane Park and Recreation District. She has a passion for mission-based organizations and impacting positive change in communities.  She has chosen career paths that help bring these passions to life while building on her education at the University of Oregon in journalism, non-profit administration, and geography. Whitney spent much of her childhood moving across continents and has happily landed in the Eugene-Springfield area as the place she likes to call home.

Camille Gandolfi

Director

Camille Gandolfi has been with Lane Transit District since 2014 and currently serves as the District’s Chief of Staff. Camille has ten years of experience in public process and has overseen critical projects such as the development and implementation of a District-wide records management program. In her current role, Camille oversees, coordinates, and monitors the implementation of major projects and activities critical to the CEO’s organizational goals. This includes facilitating, planning, and problem solving, acting as the CEO’s representative in both internal and external settings, and supporting the CEO in the management and oversight of the agency.

Camille earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Walden University, and her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Lane Community College.

Camille is also a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Eugene Springfield Cohort.

Camille is a native of the Eugene/Springfield area having lived here the majority of her childhood and returned to the area 11 years ago. In her spare time Camille enjoys weekend camping trips exploring the state, traveling to visit family located in California and running.

Tiffany Edwards

Director

Tiffany Edwards is currently the Vice President of Policy & Community Development for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. From 2017- 2020, Tiffany held the position of Director of Business Advocacy with the Eugene Chamber.  She left in 2020 to serve in the role of Director of Government and Community Relations for Lane Transit District, where she remained active with both the Eugene and Springfield Chambers, serving on EACC’s Local Government Affairs Council (LGAC) to stay engaged in business advocacy. Tiffany is a current Chair of the City of Eugene’s Planning Commission, currently serving in her second term, Chair of the City of Eugene’s Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC) and a member of the Historic Review Board.  Tiffany is a founding Board member of Better Housing Together, immediate past President of the Springfield City Club, Board member of the State Chamber’s PAC Committee, and serves on several other advisory committees and work groups related to policy and advocacy for the Eugene-Springfield metro area.  Tiffany previously served from 2017-2020 as a Board member of Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) and is returning to service. Additionally, she was recently appointed to serve on the Lane Area Commission on Transportation (LaneACT). Tiffany has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Advertising from Washington State University. Originally from Bend, Tiffany moved to Eugene in 2012 after meeting her husband Chris when she was working as Chief of Staff in the Oregon Senate. She is a former small business owner of an Advertising, Marketing and PR firm in Bend, where she returned in 2003 after spending a decade working in Advertising in Seattle.  Aside from her work and volunteer service, she is passionate about her family and friends and enjoys travel, yoga, anything with wine involved and spending time outside whenever possible.

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