Marilee Woodrow, representing Ward 5, moved to Springfield, her adopted “hometown”, with her late husband John in 1997. Marilee obtained her B.A. from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. She is sole proprietor of Pawz-Up! Professional Pet Sitting Service providing in-home pet visits and care. Previously, she was a Family Counselor and Care Coordinator, a Multi-Line Liability Claims Negotiator, and a retail store manager. She currently serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Finance & Judiciary Committee, the Lane County Human Services Commission and HSC Executive Committee, and the Main-McVay Governance Team.
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce honored her as Springfield’s First Citizen for 2015. Outside City Council, Marilee’s current community involvement includes: Secretary, Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation (SRDC); Board member, Wildish Community Theatre Board; member and Newsletter Editor, McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers; and local referral source for breed specific animal rescue; a volunteer at Springfield’s Annual K9 Competition; member, Springfield Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Her free time? Reading, her own dogs and cats, following sports (love those Ducks!) 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.”
She believes that the most welcoming conversation starter between two people is a smile.
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