Speakers: 2019 Turtle Award Winners–Former Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Senior Program staffer of Community Alliance of Lane County Michael Carrigan
Presenters: Rev. Dan Bryant, Dave Funk, Marion Malcolm, Bill Morrisette, and
Annual Meeting and Elections
City Club Bylaws require an Annual Meeting and Election of President Elect and Board members in May. At this meeting President Elect Eric Richardson will assume the presidency. The Nominating Committee has nominated Jessica Ghiglieri as President Elect. It nominated incumbents Josh Burstein and Katherine Schacht for additional two-year terms and Richmond “Skip” Coburn, Scott Coltrane, and Kitty Piercy for new two-year terms on the Board of Directors. Members should arrive in time for the meeting to start at 11:45.
The Turtle Awards
The Turtles will induct former Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and the Executive Director of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) Michael Carrigan to their ranks. The Turtle Committee, which includes all past Turtle Award winners, is honoring Kitty and Michael for fostering creative problem solving, stimulating constructive action, forging cooperative relationships, honoring diverse perspectives, and sticking their necks out, all qualities that are, at times, underappreciated by the public. Kitty Piercy’s tenure as mayor was marked by major controversies and major improvements in downtown Eugene. During the past 15 years, if there was a peace or social justice or environmental protection demonstration or event in Lane County, odds are that Michael Carrigan was there and probably helped organize it.
Marion Malcolm, a long time social activist, and Rev. Dan Bryant, pastor of the First Christian Church and housing advocate, both Turtles, will describe the struggles and achievements of Michael Carrigan. Mayor Piercy’s accomplishments will be celebrated by Turtles Bill Morrisette, former state senator and longtime mayor of Springfield; Molly Stafford, who led the effort to fund the new library building; and Dave Funk, a public relations and advertising executive.
John Van Landingham, the first Turtle Award winner and advocate for affordable housing, will be the master of ceremonies for the Turtle awards.
The Annual Meeting and Turtle Award ceremony is always a special day on the City Club calendar. Come out and participate in City Club democracy and toast the new Turtles.