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July 7 — Private Forest Accord

Join Springfield City Club on July 7 in welcoming Chris Edwards, President of Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC), presenting on the recent Private Forest Accord, a monumental agreement recently made between the timber industry and environmental groups to establish agreements on forest management practices.  Learn what it does and what the implications will be for the future.  Chris will also share the industry’s recently launched media campaign, “Oregon Forests Forever”, and touch on the recent Court of Appeals decision between the State and Oregon’s timber counties and what this means for the industry.

Chris Edwards is the President of the Oregon Forest Industries Council, a trade association representing private forestland owners and forest products manufacturers in Oregon. Chris’s prior professional experience includes management of a forest products manufacturing business, a decade of service as a state legislator, strategic initiative planning and execution as an Assistant VP at the UO and professional advocacy as a contract lobbyist.

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.

Candidate Forum: Congressional District 4

On March 17 the League of Women Voters of Lane County and Springfield City Club held a forum for canadines for The Congressional seat representing District 4. Seven of the candidates accepted the nivation. Statements submitted by the candidates may be found here:

The video of the forum is available on The Springfield City Club Facebook page and can also be viewed at this link: CD4 Forum.

 

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