What we do in Eugene matters.
Lucy Vinis was elected Mayor of Eugene in 2016 and took office in January 2017.
As a resident of Eugene for 28 years, Lucy Vinis has worked on behalf of the community through her professional career and as a dedicated volunteer. Drawn to Eugene’s natural beauty, inviting community, and quality schools, she relocated here from Washington, DC with her late husband, Lawrence Vinis to raise her two sons.
In her professional career, Lucy worked for nonprofits addressing policies around land use, natural resources, agriculture, housing, and homelessness. As mayor, her priorities continue to be addressing the dual challenges of climate change and population growth; increasing the supply of housing people can afford; supporting efforts to stabilize people experiencing homelessness; and encouraging equitable economic development.
As mayor, she has chaired the Ad Hoc Work Group on Eugene’s Climate Recovery Ordinance, and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Protection of Individuals and Groups, leading to the adoption of Eugene’s sanctuary ordinance. She is the current chair of the Metropolitan Policy Committee, a member of the Public Safety Coordinating Council, and a board member of the Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), which promotes and supports homegrown emerging businesses. She also serves on the Poverty & Homelessness Board and the HOME Board, which oversees the granting and allocation of federal housing funds.
She is focused increasingly on championing Eugene’s emergency preparedness programs, and on creating a culture of inclusiveness as Eugene grows from a large town to a small city and emerges on the world stage.
Endorsing Lucy Vinis in her
Eugene Realtor Association
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
United Academics of UO, AAUP- AFT Local 3209
Teamsters Council 37
Congressman Peter DeFazio
Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle
Former Mayor Kitty Piercy
City Councilor Alan Zelenka
City Councilor Claire Syrett
City Councilor Jennifer Yeh
City Councilor Chris Pryor
State Senator James Manning
State Senator Floyd Prozanski
State Representative Paul Holvey
State Representative Marty Wilde
Former State Representative Phil Barnhart
East Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch
LCC Board Member Rosie Pryor
LCC Board Member Lisa Fragala
LCC Board Member Melanie Muenzer
4J Board Member Judy Newman
4J Board Member Mary Walston
4J Board Member Martina Shabram
4J Board Member Gordon Lafer
EWEB Commissioner Sonya Carlson
EWEB Commissioner Mindy Schlossberg
Jen Bell, Owner of bell+funk
Teresa Damron, Owner of Sperry Tree Care
Shawn Donnille, Owner of Mountain Rose Herbs
Dave Funk, Owner of bell+funk
Isaac Judd, Owner of Hearthstone Real Estate
Thomas Pettus-Czar, Owner of the Barn Light
Julie Tilt, Owner of Hummingbird Wholesale
Marilyn Milne, Owner of Public Relations Services
Caroline Cummings, Executive Director of Oregon RAIN
Kelli Ann Stiles