Hometown: North Bend, Coos Bay area. I have lived in Creswell 41 years.
Marital Status: Widowed
Children: Three daughters, Alesia, Nesia and Trisia. My children graduated from Creswell High School.
Residence: Kings Row
Social: Jane Vincent on FacebookEducation: GED at Southwestern Oregon Community College. … Home Health license from Oregon Institute of Technology …. University of Phoenix … Lane Community College. CNA license in Cottage Grove.
Occupation: Retail for eight years; Foster Farms for three years; CNA for five years; and Home Health Aide for 17 years.
Current Employer: Retired
Public sector work experience: Neighborhood Watch, Lane County Sheriff’s Office for NHW county-wide … State Emergency Management in Creswell, Eugene, and Veneta. … Teaching Community Emergency Response Teams … Creswell Citizen Corps … Librarian for old library on 2nd Street. … Helped write the 501c3 for the Library Foundation. Proud to have been first vice president of the foundation … President of the Historical Society … fundraising for the Creswell Grange … fundraising for schools … taught Native American children about their heritage … Volunteered for the Creswell Chamber of Commerce, and the City on several projects.
Elected office held, with dates: Creswell City Councilor for eight years from January of 2010 – ’14 and 2015 – ’19.
Jane Vincent: Making city hall work for citizens
People of Creswell, in or out of town, I hope to keep watch, protect, and give the people what they want.
I have a large list of things accomplished in Crewell. I think being Creswell Citizen of the Year is most gratifying. I started by being part of Lane County Sheriff’s Neighborhood Watch. I received plaques and certification from the sheriff. I also worked with Native Americans, and we put on a pow wow at the middle school. I am very proud of the children and the Tribes. A representative from Washington, D.C. came to thank me. I was Saturday librarian at the old library on 2nd Street. Then I volunteered with Verlean and Bill McCoy, putting together the steering committee for the new library. I was the first vice president of the library board. I worked with the State of Oregon and FEMA on the citizen corps for Creswell, Eugene, Veneta, which tied in with our NHW. I was president of the historical society for several years. I trained people in the community emergency response team at the fire department. I helped renovate the 501C3 for the library. I wrote several grants for the citizen corps, and volunteered at the elementary school library.
I also worked as a city councilor for five years. I have listened to the people and I believe I have a good list of what they want: 1: a grocery store; 2: tower water bills; 3: roads and lights at different streets, including Front and Mill; 4: schools; 5: check building codes (total mess on Holbrook with new town homes not leaving any space on the sides where the homes are); and I am sure there will be more.
My belief as always has been that the people are the city and city hall works for them. The people pay for everything except for things covered with grants. The loans are still paid by the people.