The Springfield City Council appointed Beth Blackwell to serve as Ward 4 Springfield City Councilor at their Monday, April 17 Regular Council meeting. Ms. Blackwell will be sworn in as the Councilor for Ward 4 during the April 24 Regular Council meeting and serve through December 31, 2024. A total of five applicants sought the seat and the Council selected three applicants to interview.
“This is an important volunteer, leadership position in our community and we’re grateful to add Beth Blackwell with her depth of experience and her dedication to the City Council,” said Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon.
On her appointment, Ms. Blackwell said, “It is an honor to be selected by the Springfield City Council to be the next Councilor for Ward 4. I have a life-long commitment to this community and a desire to serve the residents of the Springfield community. I look forward to starting my service to the City.”
Beth Blackwell is a lifelong Springfield resident, wife, and mother of two. She has worked as a top producing real estate broker for the last 16 years. During the last 7 years she served as Windermere Lane County’s premier property director until transferring her license to Triple Oaks Realty this past December where she is a partner of the Valley2Coast Home Team. She has served as vice president on a proposed charter school board, volunteered with Food for Lane County Gardens and served as a resident volunteer firefighter EMT basic for Lane Co District #1. She enjoys fishing, hiking, live music & spending time with her friends & family. She loves Springfield and looks forward to being a part of shaping its future.
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