Erin Weatherly-Derminer, Position 4: Lane Library District
Home state: Michigan
Marital status: Married since 2007
Partner occupation: Owner/Operator Derminer Painting and Wood Care
Children: 3 sons: ages 14, 12, 5 public school
Residence neighborhood: City of Creswell
Party registration: Independant
Education: Bachelor’s of Science Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Elementary Education Northwest Christian University
Occupation(s): 5th grade teacher
Current employer: Oregon Connections Academy
Public sector work experience, including military: Oregon foster parent for seven years
Elected office held: Lane Library District Board Member Since 2017 Previous unsuccessful runs for office, with dates: NA
Elected office held, with dates: Lane Library District Board Member since 2017
The Creswell Library is one of the most important public spaces we have in Creswell for our children, seniors, families, and all residents. I want to continue my work serving the community by working for you on the library board. I was a part of the expansion, hiring of our new director, and making decisions about the library since 2017. I am appreciative of every vote.
Vicki Hemphill is running for Position 5.
She declined participation.
Sabrina White, Position 1 – Glenwood Water District
I grew up in the Cascades most recently from Oakridge prior to moving here to Glenwood.
I’ve been in Glenwood for 6 years. I have served on local nonprofit boards, Ann’s Heart, Springfield housing rights alliance, Lions club, soldiers angels, Egan warming center volunteer. I have been a volunteer at the cemetery in Glenwood for the last couple of years cleaning up and helping to improve Graves and headstones. I have also cleaned up garbage all through the Glenwood area for as long as I have lived here.
I was homeschooled for high school so I received my certificates through Portland University. I attended Kaplan University in Davenport Iowa and received my pathways to paralegal certificate, LCC and UO information tech and small business management. I have taken other short classes in art, pottery, and writing.
My interest in Glenwood is to see the community improve in every way possible, clean, safe water,and well-lit streets.
Christa McNair is running for Position 3. She did not respond to requests for participation. Dolores Heinl is running for Position 2. Contact information for her was not verified by press time.
Paul Filson, Position 4 – Pleasant Hill Fire
My name is Paul Filson. I am a current member of the Pleasant Hill Fire Board. I was asked by the Board in December of 2022 to fill a vacancy until the May 2023 election. I retired from the Fire Service in 2013 after 30-plus years. My wife and I have lived in Pleasant Hill since 2018. We have a small farm where we raise cattle, alpacas, and chickens.
I believe the Fire District is currently at a crossroads. We have a fire station that has been non-operational for some time now. Currently, we have an Intergovernmental Agreement with Goshen Fire, and all emergency responses are dispatched from Goshen. This was a temporary fix, and a permanent solution is long overdue.
The community of Pleasant Hill needs a more sustainable emergency services plan. The Pleasant Hill and Goshen Fire Boards, along with the Fire Chief and dedicated personnel under his supervision, have been working together over the last year to develop a plan to provide the services required.
We will be proposing to merge the two districts into one organization, build a new fire station on the existing site in Pleasant Hill, and man both stations 24/7 with paid and volunteer personnel. I believe this is a solid and fiscally responsible plan that will serve the citizens of the area for generations to come.
If elected, I will continue to work diligently with the board members and the fire chief to ensure that the best services are provided to the community.
Matt Brown, Position 2 – Pleasant Hill Fire
I’m running to become more involved in my local community. I can assure the voters of Pleasant Hill that I will be a committed board member for the RFPD.
And now that I’ve managed to sound like an after-school special, I want to express how fortunate I feel to call this wonderful place home for me and my family. Helping the fire department provide necessary services for our city will be an honor. I look forward to serving you all. Thank you.
Darrell Shoemaker is running for Position 3. He did not respond to requests for participation.
Creswell Water Board: Due to the potential dissolution of the Creswell Water Board, candidate Jim Fox declined participation. Row River Valley Water District: Candidates John Eckstine and Jim Eckstine did not respond to requests for participation. Contact information for Michael Vaughn could not be verified by press time. South Lane County Fire & Rescue: No candidate, including Cheryl Shannon and Chris Holloman, responded to requests for participation.