City Council and Wards 2015

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Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6


Ward 1

Sean VanGordon


Sean VanGordon represents Ward 1. He moved to the area to attend the University of Oregon where he earned a Masters degree in economics. Councilor VanGordon has served on the Springfield Planning Commission and the Springfield Historic Commission and has 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

Council President


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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Councilor Hillary Wylie

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 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.  She is excited about the prospects of serving the people of Springfield.

“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
Dave Ralston

Dave Ralston represents Ward 4. He grew up in Oakridge and graduated as Valedictorian in 1974. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. Dave served 3 ½ years on the Springfield Planning Commission before becoming a Councilor. He was a Springfield Rotary Club member for 10 years and was one of the founding board members of both the  Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley and Little League Baseball of Springfield/Eugene.


Dave was an AYSO soccer referee for 10 years, a Babe Ruth Baseball coach and Board member for 9 years and has been a Babe Ruth baseball umpire for the last 9 years. Dave has retired after working for 36 years, including a tour in the Air Force and 24 years as a parts programmer at Farwest Steel. He and his wife Danielle have three children, Chelsea Price and Greg and Taylor Ralston. He enjoys bowling, softball, hunting, camping, music, chess and is very active at Northwood Christian church.


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Ward 5

Marilee Woodrow


Marilee Woodrow, representing Ward 5, moved to Springfield with her late husband John in 1997. Marilee obtained her B.A. from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and has worked as a Family Counselor, a Liability Claims Negotiator and as a Special Education Assistant. A few of her Council assignments include the Police Planning Task Force, the Metropolitan Policy Committee, the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (2013 President), the Ambulance Transport Funding Task Force and liaison to the Arts Commission. Marilee happily states that the Springfield community has unquestionably come to be her “hometown”. She believes that in helping other community members in whatever fashion, you reach across to each other to meet and serve together.

Marilee is most happy interacting with others, and her community involvement includes: President/Chairman of the Springfield Community Christmas Parade Board, United Way Reading Spots, SMART reading, a McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers member and a local reference for animal rescue, volunteering at Springfield’s Annual K9 Competition and Springfield Rotary’s annual Gift of Literacy. Her free time? Reading, her dogs and cats, 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.”

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Ward 6
Joe Pishioneri


Joe Pishioneri represents Ward 6, the Thurston area. He has lived in Springfield for over 35 years. Joe and his wife Mary stay busy enjoying their two grandchildren and by getting involved in the myriad of activities the area provides. He is a Lane County Deputy Sheriff with 28+ years of service to the community. Joe has a Degree in Criminal Justice.  He has served on many committees and boards including LCOG, McKenzie Watershed Council, and Travel Lane County to name a few.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, family camping and neighborhood Bar-B-Q’s.

"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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