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 News, Notices & 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

Jeannine Parisi – Vice Chair

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: Reappointed in June 2020
  • Term expires: June 2023

Howard Saxion

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: July 2020
  • Term expires: June 2023

Jenna Knee

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: July 2021
  • Term expires: July 2024

Springfield

Joe Pishioneri – Chair

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

Terry Fitzpatrick

  • City Council appointee
  • Appointed: Nov 2020
  • Term expires: Nov 2024

Cottage Grove

Mike Fleck

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

Oakridge

Christina Hollett

  • City Mayor
  • Appointed: Feb 2022
  • Term expires: City Councilor appointed – no expiration date

Lane County

Joe Berney

  • Lane County Commissioner
  • Appointed: Jan 2019
  • 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 News, Notices & Public Calendar webpage. Past meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas & Minutes page.

Public Health

Jeffrey Carman – Lane County Environmental Health

  • Appointed: October 2015
  • Term expires: January 2025 

Community Planning

Eric Burdette – Master of Public Administration (MPA), University of Oregon

  • Appointed: March 2021
  • Term expires: March 2024

Peter Dragovich – Masters in Urban Planning, University of Washington

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

Agricultural

Shane RuddellRuddell Farms

  • Appointed: February 2020
  • Term expires: February 2023

Fire Suppression Agencies

Chris Cline – Oregon Department of Forestry

  • Appointed: March 2022
  • Term expires: March 2025

Interested in joining the Advisory Committee?

Industry

Jim Daniels – Chair – Rosboro Springfield

  • Appointed:  April 2012
  • Term expires: Open

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

  • Appointed: August 2018
  • Term expires: August 2024

Evelina Davidova-Kamis – States Industries

  • Appointed: July 2020
  • Term expires: July 2023 

General Public

Terry S. Richardson – Eugene – River Road

  • Appointed: March 2014
  • Term expires: March 2023

Paul Metzler – Springfield – Central

  • Appointed: March 2021
  • Term expires: March 2024

Misty Frost – Eugene – River Road

  • Appointed: June 2022
  • Term expires: June 2025

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 (at 11am) 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.

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

Eugene

Adam Rue – Chair

  • Appointed: 2017
  • Term expires: 2023

Marianne Dugan

  • Appointed: 2014
  • Term expires: 2023

Lisa Arkin

  • Appointed: 2021
  • Term expires: 2024

Dylan Plummer

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025

Springfield

Steve Schmunk – Vice Chair

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025

Ruth Linoz

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025 

Cottage Grove

Iva Pfeifer

  • Appointed: 2020
  • Term expires: 2023

Oakridge

Dawn Kinyou

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025

Oakridge

Christina Hollett – City Mayor

  • Appointed in:
  • Term expires:

Lane County

Michelle Webber

  • Appointed: 2022
  • Term expires: 2025
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LRAPA monitors air quality throughout Lane County with eight regulatory-grade monitors and over 90 commercial-grade air sensors. Air Quality Index values are updated hourly.

Find the current air quality, look up the closest monitor to you, and learn more about the Air Quality Index (AQI) on the Current Air Quality Page.

LRAPA regulates the burning of wood and yard debris, known as “outdoor burning,” in Lane County. LRAPA also enforces home wood heating – such as fireplaces and wood stoves – opacity ordinances for the cities of Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge.

Seasonal and daily restrictions can exist for both forms of burning. Check to see if there are any active burning curtailments in effect on the burning restrictions webpage.

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LRAPA is responsible for issuing air permits to commercial and industrial operations with emissions above a certain threshold. Check to see if your business needs a permit by following our 5-step guide on our Permitting Overview webpage.

Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are heat-resistant, strong and extremely durable. Asbestos has historically been used in over 4,000 building products because of these properties.

Asbestos can cause lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. There is no safe level of exposure to friable asbestos.

LRAPA regularly solicits public comment on proposed agency actions such as rule changes, proposed air permits, and the agency’s annual budget. LRAPA also hosts monthly Board of Director and Citizen Advisory Committee meetings.

Learn more about these public comment window and public meetings on our News, Notices & Public Calendar webpage.

The physical environment is a crucial component of any individual’s health and well-being.  Every community needs access to safe air, land and water.  LRAPA has curated together a collation of topics commonly asked about by the community to provide information, important details, and connect interested community members with resources.

Explore the many topics of information on our Community Center webpage.

LRAPA is the local air authority responsible for monitoring Lane County’s air and administering programs that protect and improve air quality. LRAPA was founded in 1968 as an intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Springfield and Eugene. Today’s intergovernmental agreement includes Lane County and the cities of Cottage Grove, Eugene, Oakridge, and Springfield.