The citizens of Eugene elect five commissioners to four-year terms. They dedicate their service to the utility as volunteers without pay. Local control is a hallmark of a publicly owned utility.
The commissioners are responsible for overall governance of the utility. They set policies, approve the annual budget and make changes to electric and water prices when necessary.
Four commissioners represent specific wards of the city; the fifth member is elected "at large" by all city voters.
Not sure which ward you live in? View a map of Eugene's political wards.
John Brown was first elected in 2007 to the at-large position. He currently represents Wards 4 and 5, and is serving as vice-president of the board.John's Bio
Sonya Carlson joined the board in 2017. She was elected to represent Wards 6 and 7.Sonya's Bio
Mindy Schlossberg joined the board in 2019. She was elected to represent the entire city in the at-large position, and is serving as president of the board.Mindy's Bio
John Barofsky joined the board in 2021. He was elected to represent Wards 2 & 3.John Barofsky
Matt McRae joined the board in 2021. He was elected to represent Wards 1 & 8.Matt McRae
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