Springfield's 2024 State of the CitySpringfield’s annual State of the City Address is almost here! New to this year’s program, community leaders will join Mayor VanGordon live, on-stage for a Q&A session to discuss their organization’s connections with Springfield.

Scheduled to join Mayor VanGordon:

  • Jamie Moffitt – University of Oregon Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jameson Auten – CEO and General Manager of Lane Transit District
  • Oren Posner – Vice President of Lane Forest Products

The State of the City event will start at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater in Downtown Springfield. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and conversation on the Wildish stage afterwards.

Mayor Sean VanGordon will share his vision for Springfield in 2024 and beyond. He will also reflect on accomplishments that occurred in 2023 with help from City Council members. Additionally, Mayor VanGordon will announce his selections for the Springfield Champion Award, Springfield Business of the Year, and City of Springfield Employee(s) of the Year for 2023.

What: Springfield’s 2024 State of the City Address

Who: Community members; free event, no ticket is required

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Event schedule –

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors of the Wildish Theater open
  • 6:00 p.m. – Address starts
  • 7:00 p.m. – Address is scheduled to finish with refreshments immediately after
  • 7:30 p.m. – Event ends

Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater at 630 Main Street

Additional Information: Interim City Public Information Officer, Loralyn Spiro at 541-726-2233 or lspiro@springfield-or.gov.