Third Thursdays are public, noon meetings, October-April, featuring speakers addressing current topics. Below is a list of the impressive speakers that have made presentations to our local league.
Aurora Jackson, General Manager, Lane Transit District
“Charting the Course for Better Transit in Eugene-Springfield”
Ms. Jackson is the 6th General Manager of LTD. She started her career in California as a bus operator working her way through college. She worked her way to senior management and various positions including as assistant transportation manager for two divisions of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority before accepting a General Manager position with Montebello. Her career pathway to general management is impressive. This will the first time she has addressed the League.
Transportation is changing the face of Eugene, it will be interesting to hear how she views the future course of LTD.
The program is free and open to the public.
Lunch is $17, Beverage only is $5
Lunch begins 11:30 am
The program begins at 12:15
To reserve your seat and/or to request a ride, call the League office at 541-343-7917 by the Monday before, October 17th.
Paul Solomon, Executive Director of Sponsors
Sponsors, a non-profit, has a remarkable record of reducing recidivism by providing services to men and women released from prison.
Sponsors’ philosophy is based on the belief that people can and do change and that a strategic intervention at the appropriate moment can serve as a catalyst in that change.
Colt Gill, Oregon’s First Education Innovation Officer
“Every Student Graduates with a Plan for the Future”
His plan for tackling Oregon’s 4th lowest-in-the-nation high school graduation rate.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
April 21, 2016
Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at University of Oregon School of Law
Ms. Wood is the Faculty Director and founder of the school’s nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. She teaches property law, natural resources law, public trust law, federal Indian law, and other courses.
Professor Wood has published extensively on climate crisis, natural resources, and native law issues. She is a co-author of a leading textbook on natural resources law (West, 2006), a co-author of a textbook on public trust law (Carolina Press, 2013), and author of the pioneering book, Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.She originated the approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation to hold governments worldwide accountable for reducing carbon pollution within their jurisdictions, and her research is being used in cases and petitions brought on behalf of children and youth throughout the United States and in other countries. She is a frequent speaker on global warming issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.
December, 2015 – No luncheon
Tina Kotek, Speaker of the OR House of Representatives
Jeanne P. Atkins, Oregon Secretary of State
September 24, 2015
Olivia Curl, SEHS Grad, co-founder of a movement promoting girls’ education, where they face barriers when they try to go to school. She reported on her work in places like Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, India and Pakistan and what a thrill it was to meet Malala Yousafzai.
Interim UO President Scott Coltrane
Parent, Provost, President: Reflections
on research and leadership
February 19, 2015
Health Care in Lane County today, as seen by a panel of health professionals
Human Trafficking in Lane County
(no 3rd Thursday)
November 20th, 2014
Our new Lane County administrator, Steve Mokrohisky.
October 16th, 2014 – John Tapogna, President of EcoNorthwest.
September 18th, 2014 – Michael Jordon,
Oregon’s Chief Operating Officer spoke at our Fall Luncheon at Valley River Inn.
April 17th, 2014 – Val Hoyle,
Oregon House Majority Leader, Representative Val Hoyle, speaking on mental health legislation.
March 20th, 2014 – Ron Kilcoyne,
General Manager, Lane Transit District,
February 20th, 2014
Honorable Paul J. De Muniz, Chief Justice,
January 23, 2014 -Dean Foor, Project Engineer, Essential Consulting Oregon
November 21, 2013, Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
Al King, Springfield School Board
Dr. Gottfredson speaks on Independent Governing Boards. Members Marion Walter and Nancie Fadeley celebrate!
Our speaker was Dr. Michael Gottfredson, the new University of Oregon President. He discussed challenges facing higher education and its future. The State Legislature convened and is considering a number of issues related to higher education, like funding and governance. Many of us are wondering if our children and grandchildren will be able to afford college.