Key Issue Update from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

Date: April 16, 2021

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Type: Online/Virtual


Eugene, Oregon

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Mayor Lucy Vinis will update the community on a few of the critical issues facing Eugene. KLCC’s News Director Rachael McDonald will lead the discussion, with a focus on four questions:

  • What is the City doing about the issue of homelessness?
  • What are the City’s plans for reforming public safety?
  • What programs are on the schedule for summer in the City?
  • What question would you like to answer?

Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience. Those interested in attending should register on the City Club website to receive a zoom invitation to the program.


Name: Rachael McDonald
Title: News Director
Organization: KLCC

Rachael McDonald is the News Director for KLCC (Oregon NPR affiliate) and has worked at the station for ten years. She also served as Interim Program Director in 2018-2019. She has received numerous awards for her reporting. Ms. McDonald earned a BA in English from University of Oregon.

Name: Lucy Vinis
Title: Mayor
Organization: City of Eugene

Lucy Vinis was first elected Mayor of the City of Eugene in 2016 and reelected last year. As Mayor, she presides as the chief elected executive of the city government and chairs all city council meetings. During her tenure as Mayor, the City has addressed a number of compelling issues including climate change, homelessness, and most recently COVID-19. Prior to her election in 2016, Mayor Vinis was Development Director of Shelter Care. She earned a BA in religion at Kenyon College, an MA in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, and an MS in Entomology at the University of Maryland.

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