City Council

Ward 1: Sean VanGordon

Sean VanGordon represents Ward 1. He moved to the area to attend the University of Oregon where he earned a Master’s Degree in Economics. Sean serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the HOME Consortium, Lane ACT, the Springfield Legislative Committee, the Springfield Library Board, the Springfield Development Code Update Project Advisory Committee, and the Lane County Poverty & Homeless Board. He has also 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.”

Contact Sean VanGordon: svangordon@springfield-or.gov

Ward 2: Steve Moe

Steve Moe was born in Springfield in 1942. He grew up in West Springfield also called Glenwood. While still in college he formed Intercity Engineering to develop a portable traffic control system. He applied for and received a patent in America as well as Germany and Japan for such device in 1975. Steve then turned Intercity into an electronic engineering company and has continued to do research and develop electronic and computer systems for various customers. Steve serves on the Springfield Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Finance & Judiciary Committee, the Community Development Advisory Committee, the Springfield Legislative Committee, the Springfield Development Code Update Project Advisory Committee, and the McKenzie Watershed Council.

Steve has supported the Springfield community through his involvement in dozens of community projects for the public good serving in various roles such as member, treasurer, or manager. He’s served on the Springfield Planning Commission (16 years), Willamalane Park District board and budget committee (5 years), and Lane County Planning Commission (8 years). He’s worked on the bond measure to build the new Springfield Court House and Jail and the two elections to keep it funded. The Springfield Schools capital improvement election and the Filbert Festival (15 years) have been special and heartfelt projects of his. He’s been recognized as Springfield’s First Citizen (2003), LCOG Outstanding Citizen (1996), and received the Eugene City Club Turtle award (2007).

“I will continue to work for the betterment of Springfield as we move into the future: my emphasis will be on infrastructure, affordable housing, education, and jobs.”

Contact Steve Moe: smoe@springfield-or.gov

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. Many years later she transferred to the University of Oregon and earned 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 two great grandchildren. 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. 

Sheri serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, the Springfield Historic Commission, the Lane Transit District Strategic Committee, and the Lane Transit District Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Committee. 

“I am blessed by God and give Him all the credit. He is in control!” 

Contact Sheri Moore:  smoore@springfield-or.gov 

 

Ward 4: Leonard Stoehr

Leonard Stoehr, representing Ward 4, came to Springfield with his spouse, Patricia, and daughter Anya in 2011. After two years at Harvard College from 1976 to 1978, he entered the working world, realizing the limited marketability of a degree in his chosen field of English. He has worked on freight docks and as a truck driver since then, first for Kellwood Company and Ralph Wilson Plastics in North Carolina, then for Arkansas Best Freight in Ellenwood, Georgia. He served as a shop steward for his fellow road drivers at ABF from 2000 to 2011. In 2011 he accepted an offer from Teamsters Local 206 to become their labor representative, and moved to Springfield a month later.  

Leonard serves on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Arts Commission, the Springfield Legislative Committee, the Springfield Planning Commission, and Lane Council of Governments.  

Contact Leonard Stoehr: lstoehr@springfield-or.gov 

 

Ward 5: Marilee Woodrow

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. 

Contact Marilee Woodrow: mwoodrow@springfield-or.gov 

Ward 6: Joe Pishioneri, Council President

Joe Pishioneri represents Ward 6, the Thurston area. He has lived in Springfield for more than 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 former Lane County Deputy Sheriff and retired after 31 years of service. Joe has a degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently serving on the Springfield Economic Development Agency, the Springfield Budget Committee, the Springfield Emergency Management Committee, the Springfield Finance & Judiciary Committee, the Springfield Police Advisory Committee, and as Springfield’s representative on the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Board, the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission Board, and the Metropolitan Planning Commission. 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!” 

Contact Joe Pishioneri: jpishioneri@springfield-or.gov