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October 17

Todd Hamilton, newly appointed Superintendent of the Springfield School District will give us his view of the upcoming school year. Mr. Hamilton has supported a number of community partnerships aimed at addressing the social, emotional and learning needs of students. This intentional partnership with community organizations is something that Hamilton appreciates about Springfield and will continue to build upon moving forward.

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 inform the selection of infrastructure solutions that help to ensure safe, accessible transportation for everyone, whether by foot, bike, mobility device, bus, or car!

Molly Markarian, a Senior Planner for the City of Springfield, will provide an overview of the project, a summary of community input and technical analysis completed during round one of community engagement, including an update from the City Council work session on March 11, and seek your input on the draft goals and objectives as part of round two of community engagement.

Ms. Markarian manages a variety of comprehensive land use and infrastructure planning efforts. Over the past 11 years, she has also worked on affordable housing, community development, historic preservation, and current development efforts with the City. Prior to working for the City, Molly worked as the Latino Business Programs Manager for the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation. Molly graduated from MIT with a Master’s in City Planning with a concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development.


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