City Council

Ward 1: Damien Pitts

Damien hails from Memphis, Tennessee. After high school, he joined the United States Army where he served as a Human Intelligence Collector/Korean linguist for ten years, serving in such places as California, Arizona, Korea, Hawaii, Afghanistan, and Iraq. After leaving the Army, Damien attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, and a Masters in Sociology. He currently works as an Academic Adviser and Diversity Initiatives Specialist in the Lundquist College of Business. He also is the advisor of the UO Diverse Organization of Business Students, as well as Delta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, and serves as a board member for the Oregon Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. 

In his spare time, he likes to bake pound cakes, listen to slow music, and watch the Food Network or telenovelas. No…he does not speak Spanish. 

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Ward 2: Steve Moe, Council President

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.”

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Ward 3: Kori Rodley

Kori Rodley is a lifelong Oregonian who first moved to the area in the mid-eighties and attended both Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. She currently works as Equity Strategist for Lane County Government and has spent more than 25 years in nonprofit management and government/community service. She has been active in the Springfield community for some time, including serving on the Springfield Budget Committee and the Springfield Utility Board Budget Committee.

Rodley has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations and served as the chair of the Equity and Access Advisory Board for Lane County, the Community Development Block Grants Committee, and as past president of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.

With her spouse, Teri, she has five adult children and they are the proud grandmas to Calvin and Penny. 

“I am ready to face our shared challenges with creativity, collaboration, and tenacity and I dedicate my service to all of Springfield,” said Springfield City Councilor Kori Rodley. “I believe together we can navigate these challenging times and build a future where we all belong.”

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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.  

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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. 

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Ward 6: Joe Pishioneri

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!” 

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