Copyright Springfield City Club 2018

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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.

August 16

The Future of Career Technical Education

August 30


Peter A. DeFazio

Springfield City Club will hold a special third meeting on the fifth Thursday for a presentation from U. S. Representative Peter A. DeFazio, Democrat from Springfield.

Val Hoyle will take office in January as the  Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. Ms. Hoyle is a former member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly House of Representatives and Majority Leader.

David D. Collins Assistant Superintendent Springfield School District

Mr. Collins is beginning his 27th year in education and his third year as the Assistant Superintendent serving the Springfield School District. David is an Adjunct Professor for the Administrator Licensure Program at the University of Oregon and leads through transparent, collaborative, research based, and data-driven decision-making towards improved outcomes for all students.

Chad R. Towe, Ed.D.

Principal, Thurston High School

Springfield School District

Dr. Towe is beginning his seventh year in the Springfield School District serving the Thurston High School community. During this time, Thurston has seen a 10% increase n graduation rates due to transparent, collaborative, and data-driven, school-wide efforts to improve educational opportunities for Thurston’s students.

Please note the new locaion for this program. Hamlin Middle School is located at 326 Centennial Boulevard. There will be an opportunity for a tour of parts of the school following the meeting.