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City Club events occur on the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning at noon and ending at 1:00 p.m. We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3285 Gateway Street.

The meeting involves a presentation of about 25 minutes followed by a period when each table can discuss the presentation and prepare a question to be asked by the table

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.

November 29

 Steve Robinson, Cascadia Prepared

December 6

Preparing for Redistricting

Because the 2020 U.S census will be followed by the redistricting process in 2021, now is the time to consider any changes to our current practice of the Legislature writing the plan.

Springfield City Club and the League of Women Voters of Lane County will present a discussion on redistricting and gerrymandering at noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, The discussion will focus on the current problems in Oregon's redistricting process and what the League of Women Voters proposes as options for reform.

The forum is one of many being presented by the LWVOR across the state to educate citizens on the issue of redistricting. The Springfield discussion will be led by Candalynn Johnson, coordinator of the LWVOR Redistricting Campaign, and Norman Turrill, president of the LWVOR and a member of the LWV United States board of directors from 2008 to 2014. 

For more information, visit the LWVOR redistricting reform website:  

The Northwest is long overdue for a massive earthquake that will have dramatic effects on our population, economy, and lifestyle. The recovery time and total loss can be greatly reduced if we act now to prepare our households and strengthen our infrastructure. This type of proactive planning is moving at a much slower rate than we necessary, so Cascadia Prepared is responding with several different projects to increase preparedness. With help from the public, Cascadia Prepared can help Oregon and the greater Cascadia region toward increased resilience despite this powerful disaster ahead of us.

Steve Robinson, Executive Director of Cascadia Prepared, will cover the history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and future risk of seismic activity. Steve earned a BA with honors in economics from Williams College and an MBA in finance from Stanford Business School.  He founded and serves as President of Cascadia Prepared, and is a board member of the Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup (CREW).  He managed the research department at SAIF Corporation until retiring.  He previously served as Performance Measurement Manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation, as a policy analyst for the Oregon Progress Board and the Oregon Center for Public Policy.