Lane County Community Collaborative

The Lane County Community Collaborative represents a dynamic group of economic development stakeholders from across Lane County. This collaborative aims to optimize our efforts and resources by working together to address the diverse needs of our community. Through this collective endeavor, we aim to create a positive ripple effect, propelling our region towards prosperity and shared growth. These meetings serve as a platform for engaging discussions, meaningful connections, and fostering a culture of collaboration, paving the way for innovative solutions and empowering collective action.

Key functions of this group:

  • Regional coordination – Efforts & Resources
  • Knowledge Share
  • Relationship Building

Resources:

Lane County Community Collaborative Members

  • Ashley Espinoza, Executive Director, Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Jesse Quinn, Community Engagement Director, Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Cindy Perry, Director of Workforce Programs, Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Sarah Altemus-Pope, South Willamette Solutions (SWS), Executive Director and Coordinator
  • Lupe Arellano, Workforce Development & Business Liaison, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Rhonda Busek, Executive Director, Lane Community Health Council
  • Allison Camp, Economic Development & Communication Manager, City of Springfield
  • Jeremy Caudle, City Administrator, Lowell
  • Rick Chilton, President of Community Social-Health Center
  • Justin Chin, Dean of Workforce Development, Lane Community College
  • Kim Gibson Clark, Director, Eugene’s Table & Season to Taste
  • James M. Cleavenger, City Administrator, City of Oakridge
  • Cheryl Cohen, Workforce Development Program Manager, PacificSource
  • Daniel Collins, Director, Lane Small Business Development Center
  • Jaime Covarrubias, Latino Business Resource Navigator, Plaza de Nuestra Comunidad
  • Jenna Cusimano, Community & Economic Development Management Analyst, Lane County
  • Julie Davidson, Area Manager, Oregon Employment Department
  • Nicole Desch, Vice President of Business & Workforce Development, Collaborative EDO
  • Laura Engstrom, Regional Development Officer, Business Oregon
  • Larissa Ennis, Director, Community Relations and Sponsorships, University of Oregon
  • Henry Fields, Workforce Analyst/Economist, Oregon Employment Department
  • Anne Fifield, Economic Development Manager, City of Eugene
  • Robert Fittin, RISP Employment Support Specialist, Catholic Community Services of Lane County
  • Courtney Flathers, Regional Solutions Coordinator, Office of the Governor
  • Mitra Gruwell, Viking Textile Maker Hub & Creative Sector Lead
  • Bettina Hannigan, CEO, Florence Chamber of Commerce
  • Chelsea Irvine, Communications & Events Manager, Collaborative EDO
  • Aqsa Khan, Venture Catalyst, Oregon RAIN
  • Emily Lafon, Community Engagement Specialist, Oregon State Extension Service
  • Heidi Larwick, Director, Connected Lane County
  • Donovan LeMay, Business Analyst at WorkSource Lane
  • Emily Little, Executive Director, Nurturely
  • Rosa Lopez, Career Pathways Coordinator, Lane Community College
  • Holly Mar-Conte, Child Care Sector Strategist, Onward Eugene
  • Grant Matthews, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Lane Community College
  • Chantelle Meyer, Economic Development & Communication Management Analyst, City of Florence
  • Vonnie Mikkelsen, CEO, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ellyn Mole, South Lane Venture Catalyst, Oregon RAIN
  • Connor Nolan, Destination Development Manager, Travel Lane County
  • Maria Paz Aguirre, Executive Assistant, Nurturely
  • Russ Pierson, Dean, LCC Florence Center at Lane Community College
  • Brittany Quick-Warner, President & CEO, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Stacey Ray, Executive Director, Lane Arts Council
  • Courtney Reese, Regional Workforce and Business Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Erin Reynolds, City Manager, City of Florence
  • Mary Ann Reilly, Workforce & Business Development Program Specialist, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Fernando Rivas, Administrative Support Specialist, Lane Small Business Development Center
  • Brett Rowlett, Director of Public Affairs, Lane Community College
  • Matt Sayre, Executive Director, Collaborative EDO
  • Becky-Jo Samples, Marketing Director, Connected Lane County
  • Skye Ten Eyck, Program & Events Manager, Onward Eugene
  • Caitlin Vargas, Vice President of Community Impact & Partnerships, Collaborative EDO
  • Andy Vobora, VP of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
  • Pat Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer, Lane Transit District
  • Kristen Walker, Director of Government Affairs, Climb Hire
  • Paige Walters, Director, Advocacy and Economic Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kari Westlund, President & CEO, Eugene, Cascades & Coast -Travel Lane County
  • Steve Yamamori, Director, Reveille Foundation