Recorded on: February 24, 2017
Air Date: February 27, 2017
Speaker: Lucy Vinis
Coordinator: Jon Belcher
First Questioner: Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Chamber of Commerce Director of Business Advocacy
Lucy Vinis, Eugene’s new mayor, took office on January 9th after receiving a majority of votes last May from a slate of four candidates. On February 24th, she will share her initial thoughts from her term thus far and her goals for the remainder.
There are a number of issues that the mayor might discuss during this event, including:
- Expanding on her 2017 State of the City Address and explaining her new Mayor’s Blog and Monthly Report.
- Sharing her plans to canvass neighborhoods in each ward
- Discussing efforts to address housing issues, including homelessness and Missing Middle Housing (providing diverse housing choices that generate enough density to support transit and locally-serving commercial amenities).
- Touching on our capacity to grow as a city, while retaining the qualities in our community that we cherish most
- Strengthening our commitment to work together to advance the values that define our community: social justice, human rights, and environmental responsibility.
In any case, you can bet she will speak about her commitment to keeping Eugene a city where everyone feels welcome.
Prior to her election, Ms. Vinis was Development Director of ShelterCare after a varied and diverse career including owning and managing a berry farm in Virginia. Her degrees are also diverse – including a B.A. in Religion from Kenyon College, an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Maryland.
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