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The City Club will not be meeting at the Baker Center during this crisis. We are looking into continuing our Friday programs using technology. We will keep things up to date on our webpage.

The Lane Board of County Commissioners administers County government within the limits of authority granted in our charter.  The charter grants legislative and administrative power to the full-time, paid five-person board. Individually, board members may seek to address the needs of constituents and carry out special assignments as the full Board may direct. Three Commissioners are continuing in their positions—Jay Bozievich, Position #1-West Lane; Joe Berney, #2-Springfield; and Heather Buch, #5-East Lane.  This forum presents the four candidates seeking position #3-South Eugene, which is being vacated by Commissioner Pete Sorenson.

Sandra Bishop has lived in Eugene since 1969.  She served ten years as an elected EWEB Commissioner. Sandra has more than 25 years of experience running a small business engaged with government relations and public advocacy in the Oregon Legislature and at the city and county level. She currently works at Tsunami Books and for the U.S. Census Bureau. She is a past president of City Club of Eugene and a member of its program committee. In addition, she has been a member and leader in the League of Women Voters, Tibetan Buddhist organizations, neighborhoods groups, and climate crisis organizations.

Joel Iboa is a lifelong Whiteaker resident who graduated from Sheldon High School and the University of Oregon. His experience in community service includes being a student representative on Eugene 4j school board; member of the Police Commissions and Human Rights Commission (of which he was also chair); president of Northwest Forest Workers Center; vice president of Civil Liberties Defense Center; and chair of the Governor’s Environmental Justice Task Force.  He was employed as Environmental Justice and Community Outreach Manager at Beyond Toxics and now works as the One Oregon Coalition Manager for Causa, Oregon’s immigrant rights organization.

Matt Moore is a graduate of South Eugene High School and University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in economics, management, and marketing. He currently works as a marketing consultant.  While at Penn, he led movements, including both students and faculty, to fight for rights of low-income students, specifically pushing back against University housing policies that negatively affected low-income students struggling to afford Philadelphia rent prices while at Penn.

Laurie Trieger is the Communications & Development Strategist at Sponsors, Inc. She has also worked at FOOD for Lane County; Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth; NEDCO; Family Forward; Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Her prior government experience includes participating in Oregon Health Authority’s Health Improvement Plan Work Group; School District 4J Equity Committee; Lane County Budget Committee; Lane County Equity & Access Advisory Board. In connection with her professional and volunteer assignments, she has taken numerous workshops, trainings, and classes on social justice, food policy, public health, community investment, child wellness and poverty reduction, conflict resolution, public policy development and analysis, and community organizing and advocacy.