City Government

At the Capitol: Springfield Leadership

VanGordon Editor’s note: This past week, local government representatives traveled to Salem to attend, “City Day at the Capitol.” Highlights included presentations from the League of Oregon Cities government relations team on legislative priorities, and briefings from Oregon’s new governor and legislative leadership about their priorities for the 2023 session. Members[Read More…]

Springfield making accessibility progress

SPRINGFIELD – In many areas of Springfield, mobility in a wheelchair is at best, a fight, and at worst, impossible.  “A lot of the sidewalks are so bad. I’ve literally got trapped on them,” said Melinda Preciado, Ms. Wheelchair Oregon 2022 and Springfield resident. Consisting of steep slopes, uneven paving,[Read More…]

The new Springfield City Council

PHOTO PROVIDEDAt last week’s Springfield City Council meeting, new councilors Michelle Webber, Victoria Doyle and reelected mayor Sean VanGordon took their oaths of office. From left are Doyle, Ward 5; Leonard Stoehr, Ward 4; Joe Pishioneri, Ward 6; VanGordon, mayor; Kori Rodley, Ward 3; Steve Moe, Ward 2; and Webber,[Read More…]

Creswell looks forward to new beginnings

CRESWELL – In keeping with the spirit of Creswell, swearing in incumbent and new council members on Monday night was echoed by fond sentiment for the community. “I am moved by the simplicity and the absolute magnitude and grandeur of what we’re doing and what we have here in Creswell[Read More…]

Lane County looks forward

Monday morning, five newly elected county officials – as well as returning faces – were ceremoniously sworn into office.  Presiding Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jay McAlpin led Commissioner Heather Buch, Commissioner David Loveall, Commissioner Ryan Ceniga, Assessor Mary Vuksich-Shafer and Justice of the Peace Richard Brissenden in their oath[Read More…]