TheMayorand City Councilmake up the legislative branch of Springfields city government.
Each of the six members of the City Council is elected by citywide vote
and represents an area of town called a ward. The Mayor is also
elected by citywide vote. The Mayor and City Council members serve without
pay as volunteers for four year terms. They set city policy and
make decisions regarding ordinances and resolutions, authorizing contracts,
setting city goals, and adopting the citys annual budget.
The Mayor and City Council also appoint the City Manager, City Attorney,
Municipal Court Judges, and many citizens to serve on advisory committees.
The Mayor and City Council guide the city staff to provide the highest
quality, lowest cost service to the citizens of Springfield.
The Mayor giving a presentation at University of Oregon.
Mayor receiving the Oath of Office from City Attorney Joe Leahy.
Councilor Ralston,Commissioner Leiken, Mayor Lundberg and former Councilor Woodrow standing in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Exhibit in Springfield.
Meet Mayor Christine Lundberg
"My mother was a tremendous influence on my life. She taught me to give to my community and stand up for what I believe in. I grew up in Springfield and love this community and the people in it. I am very proud of who we are. I want to help lead Springfield and do the best I can. I am honored to serve the people I represent."
Born and raised in Springfield, Mayor Christine Lundberg became the city’s 37th mayor when she was sworn in on December 6, 2010.
Mayor Lundberg grew up in a home where public service was considered an honor. After high school she served her country by joining the Navy at a time when very few women chose to enlist. Although she was involved in politics at an early age, after her children were born she began volunteering for their schools, which was the springboard for her public service career. From there, she began to work on campaigns and community projects.
Continuing her volunteer service, she was elected to the Springfield City Council in 1999 and served Ward 1, the Gateway Area, for more than a decade, through times of tremendous development and change.
Mayor Lundberg has four children that have attended the Springfield School District.
Mayor Lundberg attended the University of Oregon as well as Lane and San Diego Community Colleges. She has served on numerous committees, including: Springfield Budget Committee, Finance and Judiciary Committee, Lane Metro Partnership, Springfield Legislative Committee, Metropolitan Policy Committee and Springfield Economic Development Agency.
Mayor Lundberg enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her family.