Copyright Springfield City Club 2017

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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.

February 15
Unhoused and Needing Affordable Housing: Has the Problem Changed?

Lisë Stuart: lead analyst for projects supported by a tri-jurisdictional public organization in Eugene, Oregon. Determines the reporting requirements for all grants and implement data collection and reporting systems. Oversee data collection, data extract, analysis, and report preparation and program design.

 Jackman Wilson joined The Register-Guard's editorial department in 1985 and became editorial page editor in 2000. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he previously worked for newspapers in Bend and Corvallis. He and his wife, Heather, have two grown children and enjoy Oregon's mountains and deserts.

March 1
Unhoused and Needing Affordable Housing: Are there New solutions?

  Sandy Belson: Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Springfield. Issues of housing regulations and codes and how these codes affect housing costs and homelessness. What are current and future plans for Springfield with respect to housing and homelessness? What are the key findings that feed into Springfield’s Affordable Housing Strategy? What are the projections for demographic changes in Springfield and are these changes affecting public policy?

  Dan Bryant: Pastor-First Christian Church. Creator of Square One Villages, a self-managed, transitional housing community which is located in Eugene. What is the overarching concept of Square One Villages? Are there any ideas that translate to other locations or is Eugene unique? Do the two villages, Opportunity and Emerald, address different populations or do the two villages offer different solutions for the same populations? What are the two or three lessons that can be learned from your experiences with these populations.