The Nominating Committee has proposed new members for seats vacated by those whose board terms are expiring. The committee (Joshua Burstein, Scott Coltrane, Joel Korin, Marilyn Milne and Kitty Piercy) developed the slate and the board approved it at the March board meeting. However, further nominations by members are being accepted until May 6 for these positions; please contact us. Voting begins on May 7 and closes May 14.
We appreciate Past President Eric Richardson’s many years of service. Other retiring board members are Joshua Burstein, Margaret Hallock and Katherine Schacht. Thank you!
Several board positions incorporate a planned move to another position. Kitty Piercy was president-elect; now she is proposed to be president of the club. Likewise, Scott Coltrane moves from president to past president and Kaarin Knudson is nominated to become president-elect. Meanwhile, the treasurer position is open. Skip Coburn has agreed to continue in that role if re-elected. The entire proposed slate is:
President (1-year term)
Kitty Piercy has been a civic activist for many years, including 12 years as Eugene’s mayor. She has also served three terms in the Oregon legislature, including as the minority leader, and has been a member of regional and national committees. She has worked as a vice president of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon. In 2019, Kitty was honored by the club with a Turtle Award. Many know her from her years as a teacher at Educational Environments Inc. and running an early childhood program at Patterson Elementary. Currently, she serves on the boards of Square One Villages and City Club of Eugene.
Past President (1 year)
Scott Coltrane is the retired senior vice president and provost of the University of Oregon. He has also served as interim president of the university, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a sociology professor. He is nationally known for his research on fathers, families and gender equity. Scott served as City Club’s president in 2020-21.
President-Elect (1 year)
Kaarin Knudson, AIA, is an architect, urban designer, and nonprofit leader with more than 20 years’ experience working to advance sustainability, equity, and community housing solutions in the private and nonprofit sectors. She teaches in the UO Departments of Architecture and Planning, and she is the founding director of Better Housing Together. Currently, she serves CCE as a member of the program committee and will continue in that role if she becomes president-elect.
Treasurer (1 year)
Skip Coburn is a retired commercial banker (32 years!) who moved to Eugene and immediately joined CCE. Then he stepped up to board membership. He was appointed as CCE’s treasurer last year and, if re-elected to the board, he will serve again as the club’s treasurer. He has also worked on the club’s program committee and development committee.
Board Members (2 years)
Andrew Kalloch, an attorney, is the senior manager of public policy for Airbnb. He has also worked for the City of New York and the New York Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. While living in Portland, he he served on that city club’s board. In Eugene, he serves on CCE’s program committee, a role that will continue if he is elected to the board, and he is co-chair of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Technology Association of Oregon. His childhood, which included New England town hall meetings and his union-rep father’s rants during Sunday TV news programs, shaped his interest in civics.
Juan-Carlos Molleda is the Edwin L. Artz Dean and Professor of the UO School of Journalism and Communication. The Venezuela native has an academic and professional background in global and multicultural corporate public relations and communication management. He serves on professional boards, the board of HIV Alliance, and the leadership council of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. He has so many pages of published articles on his vitae that he should be writing this newsletter!
Sandy Smalley is a veterinarian who owned Edgewood Animal Clinic. She has been past president of the Lane County Veterinary Medicine Association and served on the state board for 12 years. Currently, she is on the board of Greenhill Humane Society. When she retired, she joined City Club of Eugene. She says, “I love the passion of City Club members, the quality of the speakers, and the breadth of subject matter presented every week.” In her spare time, she is enjoying her puppy (which may mean she doesn’t have any spare time).