City Council and Wards 2018

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Ward 1

Sean VanGordon

Council President


Sean VanGordon represents Ward 1. He moved to the area to attend the University of Oregon where he earned a Master's Degree in Economics. Sean serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Development Advisory Committee, the Springfield Library Board, the Springfield Legislative Committee (Chair), the HOME Consortium, Lane ACT, and the Lane County Poverty & Homeless Board. He has also volunteered locally with Junior Achievement and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. His hobbies include watching Ducks football, reading non-fiction books, following current affairs, gaming and walks with his yellow Labrador, Zeus. He and his wife, Elaine, also enjoy traveling together, and finding those local gems that don’t appear in tourist handbooks.

“The future is ours to build."

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Ward 2
Hillary Wylie


Hillary Wylie, representing Ward 2, grew up in Corvallis and moved to the Eugene-Springfield area in 1968 to attend the U of O. Over a number of years she obtained a Master’s Degree in the Humanities and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Hillary has worked for the City of Eugene, Lane County and Serenity Lane. In 1988 she became the Executive Director of Willamette Family, a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. She served on the Lane Transit District Board for 8 years and on the Springfield Budget Committee for 5 years prior to being elected to the council. Hillary is married to artist/designer Scott Wylie, has one son, six grandchildren, and 3 great grand children. Hillary enjoys reading, movies and creative writing.

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Ward 3
Sheri Moore

Sheri Moore was born in Oregon City and grew up in Tigard as part of a large family. After high school, she attended George Fox College for one year before getting married and having two children, Greg Hopper-Moore and Tonia Hunt. In the late 1970’s she moved to Springfield to complete her education at the University of Oregon, earning a Master’s Degree in Education. Sheri taught at Marcola Elementary School for 23 years before retiring in 2006.

Sheri serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, the Springfield Historic Commission, and the Lane Transit Strategic Committee.

Sheri and her husband, Neal, have a blended family of five children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Since retirement, she has served three years on the Springfield Planning Commission and became a Master Gardener with Lane County Extension. She volunteers at her church, Eugene Christian Fellowship and is an elected Precinct Committee person. She enjoys reading, gardening, and entertaining.

“I have a positive outlook on life and believe that God is in control, therefore…the best is yet to come!”

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Ward 4
Leonard Stoehr

Leonard Stoehr, representing Ward 4, came to Springfield with his spouse, Patricia, and daughter Anya in 2011. After two years at Harvard College from 1976 to 1978, he entered the working world, realizing the limited marketability of a degree in his chosen field of English. He has worked on freight docks and as a truck driver since then, first for Kellwood Company and Ralph Wilson Plastics in North Carolina, then for Arkansas Best Freight in Ellenwood, Georgia. He served as a shop steward for his fellow road drivers at ABF from 2000 to 2011. In 2011 he accepted an offer from Teamsters Local 206 to become their labor representative, and moved to Springfield a month later.

Leonard serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Arts Commission, the Springfield Planning Commission, and Lane Council of Governments.


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Ward 5

Marilee Woodrow


Marilee Woodrow, representing Ward 5, moved to Springfield, her adopted "hometown", with her late husband John in 1997. Marilee obtained her B.A. from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. She is sole proprietor of Pawz-Up! Professional Pet Sitting Service providing in-home pet visits and care. Previously, she was a family counselor and care coordinator, a multi-line liability claims negotiator, and a retail store manager. She currently serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Finance/Judiciary Committee, the Springfield Legislative Committee, and the Lane County Human Services Commission and as Chairman of HSC Executive Committee, the Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Main Street Safety Governance Team.


The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce honored her as Springfield's First Citizen for 2015. Outside City Council, Marilee's current community involvement includes: Secretary, Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation (SRDC); Board member, Wildish Community Theatre Board; member and Newsletter Editor, McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers; and local referral source for breed specific animal rescue; a volunteer at Springfield's Annual K9 Competition; member, Springfield Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Her free time? Reading, her own dogs and cats, following sports (love those Ducks!) and her hobbies of short story writing and photography.


“Springfield has that “special something” – it’s a welcoming sense of community and a spirit that embraces each citizen – unique to each individual and uniquely collaborative as a city – it’s a privilege for me to call Springfield “home” – I’m honored to serve and represent a community of people who can work and live and play together and enjoy being neighbors – and to contribute in a community that is striving together for the best Springfield can be.”

She believes that the most welcoming conversation starter between two people is a smile.


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Ward 6
Joe Pishioneri


Joe Pishioneri represents Ward 6, the Thurston area. He has lived in Springfield for nearly 40 years. Joe and his wife Mary stay busy enjoying their four grandchildren and by getting involved in the myriad of activities the area provides. He is a former Lane County Deputy Sheriff and retired after 31 years of service. Joe has a degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently serving on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Emergency Management Committee, the Springfield Finance/Judiciary Committee (Chair), the Springfield Police Advisory Committee, and as Springfield's representative on the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Board, the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission Board, and the McKenzie Watershed Council. He enjoys hunting, fishing, family camping, neighborhood Bar-B-Q’s, and backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail.

"Thank you for allowing me the privilege to represent the citizens and to all: Welcome to the Springfield/Eugene area! "Go Ducks!"

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