The City of Springfield is accepting applications for a Springfield citizen representative to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) Board. This position will be appointed by the City Council with a term ending January 31, 2021.

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency was created in 1968 to achieve and maintain clean air in Lane County, Oregon in a manner consistent with local priorities and goals. With the support of its member entities – which include Lane County and the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove and Oakridge – LRAPA carries out its mission to protect and enhance air quality through a combination of regulatory and non-regulatory programs and activities. To date, Springfield has had one City Councilor as the representative on the LRAPA Board. Due to an increase in population, Springfield is now eligible for a second representative to serve on the Board. The second representative is to be appointed by the Springfield City Council.

The LRAPA Board is a nine-member board that meets monthly to establish policy and adopt agency regulations. They meet from 12:15-3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the LRAPA Meeting Room, 1010 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon.

Applications are available in the City Manager’s Office, 225 Fifth Street, during regular business hours, or online at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019.

City Council interviews will be held during the work session and appointment to the LRAPA Board will take place during the City Council regular session, tentatively scheduled for September 23.

For additional information contact City Recorder AJ Ripka at 541.726.4666.