City Club of Eugene

Eugene Springfield Fire Merger Update

Jun 27, 2016

Recorded on: June 24th, 2016

Air Date: June 27th, 2016

Turtle Awards

Jun 20, 2016

Recorded on: June 17th, 2016

Air Date: June 20th, 2016

Every year since 1991, in a unique local tradition, the City Club of Eugene honors one or more civic leaders through the Turtle Award, for “sticking their necks out” to achieve an important goal. Turtle Award winners have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision, and courage required to persevere in a risk-prone venture for the good of the whole community. Turtles are people who do what needs doing quietly, without fanfare or recognition.

The Mosaic: Black Activism in Eugene

Jun 6, 2016

Recorded on: July 3, 2016

Air Date: July 6th, 2016


  • Tarik Richardson, UO Gilman Scholar
  • Shaniece Curry, Black Women of Achievement
  • Willie Mims, Trustee, Mims Historical Houses
  • Eric Richardson, President, NAACP of Eugene and Springfield

Coordinator:  Mary Leighton


  • Mark Gissiner, Eugene Police Auditor
  • Bernadette Conover, Chair, Civilian Review Board
  • Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center
  • Joel Iboa, Member, Integration Network

Coordinator:  Mary Leighton

Civil Discourse

May 16, 2016

Recorded on: May 13th, 2016

Air Date: May 16th, 2016

Civil Discourse


Recorded on: May 6th, 2016

Air Date: May 9th, 2016

Expanding Our Reach: Youth Arts Education in Our Community


  • Holly Spencer, Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras
  • Dody Hansen, Oregon Children’s Choir
  • Jenny Ulum, Rose Children’s Theatre
  • Al Villanueva, Eugene Opera

Coordinator: Mary Leighton

Recorded on: April 30th, 2016

Air Date: May 2nd, 2016


Krista Dillon: University of Oregon Director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention

Steve McGuire: Lane County Building Program Manager

Carlos Barrera: Lane County Building Program Manager

Last year's Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker Magazine article, "The Really Big One," has awakened us to the reality that a huge disaster is in our future. We know it is inevitable, but not whether it will happen tomorrow or years in the future. How bad will it be?

Candidate Forum: Oregon House District 14

Apr 23, 2016
Rachael McDonald

Recorded on: April 22nd, 2016

Air date: April 25th, 2016

This is sixth of eight scheduled forums intended to provide Lane County voters the opportunity to learn more about candidates running for several contested races in the May 17 Primary Election: Eugene Mayor; Eugene City Council, Ward 1; Lane County Commissioner, District 4 North Eugene; Oregon House District 14; Secretary of State; and Lane County District Attorney.

Candidate Forum: Eugene City Council Ward 1

Apr 16, 2016
Rachael McDonald

Recorded on:  Friday, April 15 2016

Air Date: Monday, April 18 2016

Moderator: Angela Kellner

•    Chris Wig
•    Joshua Skov
•    Chad Anderson
•    Kelly Boyd
•    Emily Semple


This is the second of eight scheduled forums intended to provide Lane County voters the opportunity to learn more about candidates running for several contested races in the May 17

Primary Election: Eugene Mayor; Eugene City Council, Ward 1; Lane County Commissioner, District 4 North Eugene; Oregon House District 14; Secretary of State; and Lane County District Attorney.

Tiffany Eckert

Candidate Forum: Lane County Commissioner, North Eugene & Lane County District Attorney

Recorded on: March 25th, 2016

Air Date: March 28th, 2016

Moderator: Otto Poticha, Architect


Recorded on: March 10th, 2016

Unable to air on KLCC due to length.

Better Health at Lower Cost: What's a Community to Do? The Social Determinants of Our Health.

Guest Speaker: Joshus Freeman, MD

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Recorded on: March 4th, 2016

Air Date: March 7th, 2016

Should Oregon Tax Corporations?

Feb 22, 2016

Recorded on: February 19, 2016

Air Date: February 22, 2016

Media Portrayals Of Immigrants

Feb 15, 2016

Recorded on: February 12th. 2016
Air Date: February 15th. 2016

Guest Speakers: Christopher Chavez, Assistant Professor, U of O School of Journalism and Communication; Ricardo Valencia, UO School of Journalism; Aleah Kiley, UO School of Journalism; Julie Weise, UO College of Arts and Science

Christopher Chavez moderates a panel discussing the role of immigrants in society and how the media portrays them.

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Recorded on: February 5, 2016

Air Date: February 8, 2016

On July 1, 2015, Michael Schill left the Windy City and his job as dean of the University of Chicago Law school to begin his tenure as the president of the University of Oregon. He has committed his leadership to achieving three primary objectives:

Recorded on: January 29th, 2016

Air Date: TBT

This panel of University of Oregon undergraduate student leaders represents diverse organizations dedicated to supporting students of color on campus. The groups serve as hubs for students of color to meet and plan events and programs that advance efforts to educate the community about diversity on campus.

The first questioner will be Dr. Charles Martinez, Department Head and Professor for Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, University of Oregon.

Recorded on: January 22nd, 2016

Air Date: January 25th, 2016

Congressman Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the bipartisan Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will describe his legislative priorities for 2016 and provide an update on his latest work in Congress, including the recently passed bipartisan FAST Act, the first long term transportation bill in nearly a decade.

Recorded on: January 15th, 2016

Air Date: January 18th, 2016

Local governments in Oregon are using transformative tools to improve planning, decision-making, and resource allocation leading to more racially equitable health policies and programs.  The public, and hence government officials, are expressing growing interest in answering questions such as: “How do governments choose approaches and responses to current social, economic, and political conditions?” “Are we ensuring indigenous and migrant residents receive health service programs?”

The Power Of The Second Language

Jan 11, 2016

Recorded on: January 8, 2016

Air Date: January 11, 2016

The Power of the Second Language

Guest Speakers:
Darby Gionnone, Founder of School District 4J's Yujin Gakuen
Robin Chappell, Charlemagne French Immersion School
Joel Lavin, Eugene's Camino del Río/River Road Elementary School
Eric Pakulak, Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon

Coordinator: Randy Prince

Recorded on: December 18th, 2015

Air Date: December 21st, 2015 

Recorded on: December 11, 2015

Air Date: December 14, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, City Club's unique "Gifts to the City" is on our holiday roster. Eight community members --some known, some unknown-- will offer their virtual "gifts" to the city.

Recorded on: Friday December 4th, 2015

Air Date: Monday December 7th, 2015

Seven times in the past two years, Oregon was the site of bee die-offs involving hundreds of thousands of bees. Each event was associated with the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Bees are vital to a functional ecosystem — and food production.

Recorded on: November 20, 2015

Air Date: November 23, 2015

Eugene’s City Council will soon consider a proposal to expand the urban growth boundary near Clear Lake Road in West Eugene. The proposed zoning changes are part of the Envision Eugene land use update, which has job growth as a central objective. The City has worked to identify economic development focus areas where our community can build upon regional strengths. One of those focus areas is food and beverage production, processing, and distribution.

Recorded on: November 6, 2015

Air Date: November 9, 2015

Panelists at the City Club Friday Forum will discuss burgeoning opportunities to grow our local food economy. Their topics will include the level of economic benefit, jobs, and tax revenues that a focus on agriculture and food can generate. They will point out economic sectors that could be further stimulated by the growth of our local foods industry.

Oregon Department of Forestry

Recorded on: Oct. 30th, 2015

Air Date: Nov. 2nd, 2015

The State of Oregon is on course to sell the Elliott State Forest, a tract of 93,000 acres in Coos and Douglas County.

Recorded on: October 23, 2015

Air Date: October 26, 2015

Thanks to the miracles of technology, we now expect to get information when we want it, where we want it. That’s a big departure from the way we got news 30 or 40 years ago. Through the 1960s and ‘70s, we relied on Walter Cronkite’s TV news broadcasts every evening. The Internet has not only transformed the way we access news and entertainment, it often creates a mix of the two.

Cutting-Edge Climate Law: Eugene Is Ground Zero

Oct 19, 2015

City Club of Eugene. Recorded on: October 16th, 2015

City Club of Eugene. Air Date: October 19th, 2015

Police Profiling: Oregon's Effort To Stop It

Oct 12, 2015

Recorded on: October 9, 2015

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Responding at least in part to recent police shootings of minorities, Oregon’s Legislature earlier this year passed legislation directing law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies and procedures that prohibit profiling. The speakers will discuss the new law and its implementation.