Monitoring

Public Oversight

LRAPA’s receives direction and oversight from three independent committees who represent the diverse interests of Lane County’s communities: the Board of Directors, the Citizen Advisory Committee, and the Budget Committee. These group’s meetings are open to public and include an opportunity for public comment.

Upcoming meeting agendas and supporting documents can be found on LRAPA’s Public Calendar. Visit the public calendar by clicking the button below.

Past meeting agendas and the minutes for those meetings are saved into a repository on our Agenda & Minutes webpage. Visit past agendas and minutes by clicking on the button below.

Board of Directors

LRAPA is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors who represent the diverse interests of their respective locality. Board members are appointed by their corresponding city councils and the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Board seats are divided based upon population size.

A city with more than one member must have one elected official from its governing body but may appoint the rest of its members from the general public within its jurisdiction. Board members serve three-year terms and can be reappointed.

The Board meets monthly, usually at noon on the second Thursday of each month. Most years no meetings are scheduled in August and December. Upcoming meetings and their agendas can be found on the Public Calendar webpage. Past meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas & Minutes page.

Eugene

Matt Keating

  • City Councilor
  • Appointed: Jan 2021
  • Term expires: City Councilor appointed – no expiration date

Dylan Plummer

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: July 2023
  • Term expires: July 2026

Howard Saxion – Chair

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: July 2020
  • Term expires: June 2026

Michael Johnston

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: July 2023
  • Term expires: July 2026

Springfield

Joe Pishioneri

  • City Councilor
  • Appointed: April 2019
  • Term expires: City Councilor appointed – no expiration date

Jared Hensley

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: September 2023
  • Term expires: September 2026

Cottage Grove

Mike Fleck

  • City Councilor
  • Appointed: Renewed Feb 2019
  • Term expires: City Councilor appointed – no expiration date

Oakridge

Bryan Cutchen 

  • City Mayor
  • Appointed: Jan 2023
  • Term expires: City Councilor appointed – no expiration date

Lane County

David Loveall – Vice-Chair

  • Lane County Commissioner
  • Appointed: Jan 2023
  • Term expires: County appointed – no expiration date

Citizens Advisory Committee

LRAPA’s Board of Directors has established an Advisory Committee to advise the Board in matters pertaining to the region, particularly on methods and procedures for the protection of public health and welfare and of property, from the adverse effects of air pollution.

This volunteer committee is made up of 7-15 local Lane County residents from various backgrounds including: public health, agriculture, industry, community planning, fire suppression, and general public. Advisory Committee members serve three-year terms and can be reappointed.

Meetings are usually at noon on the last Tuesday of each month. Most years no meetings are scheduled in August and December. Upcoming meetings and their agendas can be found on the Public Calendar webpage. Past meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas & Minutes page.

Public Health

Teresa Roark – Lane County Environmental Health

  • Appointed: September 2023
  • Term expires: September 2026 

Community Planning

Peter Dragovich – Masters in Urban Planning, University of Washington

  • Master in Public Administration, Golden Gate University
  • Appointed: March 2022
  • Term expires: March 2025

Agricultural

Ben Larson – My Brothers’ Farm – Creswell

  • Appointed: April 2024
  • Term expires: April 2027

Fire Suppression Agencies

Chris Cline – Oregon Department of Forestry

  • Appointed: March 2022
  • Term expires: March 2025

Industry

Jim Daniels – Chair – Rosboro Springfield

  • Appointed:  April 2012
  • Term expires: April 2027

Kelly Wood – Vice Chair – Wildish Sand & Gravel Co.

  • Appointed: August 2018
  • Term expires: August 2024

Evelina Davidova-Kamis – States Industries

  • Appointed: March 2020
  • Term expires: March 2026

Interested in joining the Advisory Committee?

General Public

Paul Metzler – Springfield – Central

  • Appointed: March 2021
  • Term expires: March 2024

Mysti Frost – Eugene – River Road

  • Appointed: June 2022
  • Term expires: June 2025

Vacant

  • Appointed: n/a
  • Term expires: n/a

Vacant

  • Appointed: n/a
  • Term expires: n/a

 

Vacant

  • Appointed: n/a
  • Term expires: n/a

Budget Committee

The State of Oregon mandates that all local governments establish Budget Committees made up of citizen members and elected officials. The purpose of the Budget Committee in Oregon is to promote efficiency and economy in the expenditure of public funds. The Budget Committee’s role is to help assure that LRAPA’s budget document and fiscal practices address priorities that the LRAPA Board approves.

The LRAPA Budget Committee consists of the LRAPA Board of Directors, plus 9 board-appointed citizens representing the same jurisdictions as the board members. Budget Committee members serve three year terms and can be reappointed.

The Committee meets prior to the March and April Board meetings to review and approve LRAPA’s proposed budget document (usually in March and April, but potentially in May if needed) for referral to the Board of Directors for public hearing and adoption at the Board’s May or June meeting. Upcoming meetings and their agendas can be found on the Public Calendar webpage.

View LRAPA’s proposed, approved, and adopted budgets on LRAPA’s Budget Document webpage.

Eugene

Adam Rue 

  • Appointed: 2017
  • Term expires: 2023

Lisa Arkin

  • Appointed: 2021
  • Term expires: 2024

Vacant

  • Appointed: n/a
  • Term expires: n/a

Vacant

  • Appointed: n/a
  • Term expires: n/a

Springfield

Steve Schmunk – Vice Chair

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025

Ruth Linoz – Chair

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025 

Cottage Grove

Robert Ball

  • Appointed: 2023
  • Term expires: 2026

Oakridge

Dawn Kinyon

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025

Lane County

Paul Metzler

  • Appointed: 2023
  • Term expires: 2026
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