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About Greater Eugene is all about Greater Eugene and the folks behind the scenes that can help you move to this fantastic business-friendly location. The last best place on the west coast to do business. That’s all about Greater Eugene.



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Greater Eugene Inc. is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon. For more information about business recruitment, re-location, retention, or expansion please contact the Economic Development Response Team.

The Greater Eugene staff lives to help you live here.


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Greater Eugene Inc. is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon. For more information about business recruitment, re-location, retention, or expansion please contact the Economic Development Response Team.


 













Greater Eugene, Inc.
Board of Directors

Steve Mokrohisky

steve_mokrohiskyLane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky (Mo-crow-hi-ski) has served in county government leadership for 17 years and as the county administrator in Lane County since May 2014. Steve has led with a focus on utilizing limited resources for critical services, practical financial management and meaningful public engagement. Lane County’s recent financial management efforts have been recognized by several independent agencies, including the Oregon Secretary of State and Moody’s Investors Service. In 2017, Lane County’s bond rating was raised to its highest recorded level due to efforts to create long-term financial stability. Previously Steve served as the Douglas County manager in Nevada where he led efforts to create financial stability, negotiate long-term contracts with employee unions, triple funding for road maintenance and construct a new community and senior center. As a result, Douglas County won numerous awards for innovation and its bond rating was raised to a historic level.

Steve received a B.A. from Marquette University and an M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a public policy graduate of the Les Aspen Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

Steve, his wife Liz, and their two daughters love hiking the Ridgeline Trail and enjoying local parks, restaurants and culture. They spend their free time exploring the coast, the beautiful Cascades, and immersing themselves in all that Lane County and Oregon have to offer.

Vonnie Mikkelsen

vonnie_mikkelsonVonnie Mikkelsen was hired in 2015 as chief executive for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Springfield Chamber is comprised of 750 member organizations in the Eugene-Springfield metro and surrounding Lane County communities, and delivers programs and services advancing education and workforce development initiatives, legislative advocacy, business retention and expansion, and business professional and leadership development. Mikkelsen is a member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast regional tourism board.

Brittany Quick-Warner

Brittany Quick-Warner picBrittany Quick-Warner serves as the President of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Eugene Sustainability Commission, the advisory board to the City Council on issues of environmental and economic sustainability; chairs subcommittee on sustainable economic development and business initiatives; executive board member, BRING Recycling; Better Eugene-Springfield Transit; and Junior League of Eugene.

Brittany graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science and a master’s degree in public affairs.

Jon Ruiz

jon_ruizAs Eugene’s City Manager, Jon Ruiz works diligently to ensure ongoing social, environmental and economic progress for our community.  Since Ruiz came on board in 2008, he has worked with City staff, elected officials and community members on pivotal development projects:  leveraging over $300 million in public and private investment in our downtown area, including a placemaking initiative to ensure a thriving cultural, commercial and community center that is safe and welcoming to all; development of the Riverfront Master Plan, key to regional economic development and establishing a lasting legacy for our community; and preparing to host the 2021 World Track and Field Championships.  Ruiz brings almost 30 years of municipal government experience to his position.


Greater Eugene, Inc. Directors


Steve Mokrohisky

steve_mokrohiskyLane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky (Mo-crow-hi-ski) has served in county government leadership for 17 years and as the county administrator in Lane County since May 2014. Steve has led with a focus on utilizing limited resources for critical services, practical financial management and meaningful public engagement. Lane County’s recent financial management efforts have been recognized by several independent agencies, including the Oregon Secretary of State and Moody’s Investors Service. In 2017, Lane County’s bond rating was raised to its highest recorded level due to efforts to create long-term financial stability. Previously Steve served as the Douglas County manager in Nevada where he led efforts to create financial stability, negotiate long-term contracts with employee unions, triple funding for road maintenance and construct a new community and senior center. As a result, Douglas County won numerous awards for innovation and its bond rating was raised to a historic level.

Steve received a B.A. from Marquette University and an M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a public policy graduate of the Les Aspen Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

Steve, his wife Liz, and their two daughters love hiking the Ridgeline Trail and enjoying local parks, restaurants and culture. They spend their free time exploring the coast, the beautiful Cascades, and immersing themselves in all that Lane County and Oregon have to offer.

Vonnie Mikkelsen

vonnie_mikkelsonVonnie Mikkelsen was hired in 2015 as chief executive for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Springfield Chamber is comprised of 750 member organizations in the Eugene-Springfield metro and surrounding Lane County communities, and delivers programs and services advancing education and workforce development initiatives, legislative advocacy, business retention and expansion, and business professional and leadership development. Mikkelsen is a member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast regional tourism board.

Jon Ruiz

jon_ruizAs Eugene’s City Manager, Jon Ruiz works diligently to ensure ongoing social, environmental and economic progress for our community.  Since Ruiz came on board in 2008, he has worked with City staff, elected officials and community members on pivotal development projects:  leveraging over $300 million in public and private investment in our downtown area, including a placemaking initiative to ensure a thriving cultural, commercial and community center that is safe and welcoming to all; development of the Riverfront Master Plan, key to regional economic development and establishing a lasting legacy for our community; and preparing to host the 2021 World Track and Field Championships.  Ruiz brings almost 30 years of municipal government experience to his position.

Brittany Quick-Warner

Brittany Quick-Warner picBrittany Quick-Warner serves as the President of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Eugene Sustainability Commission, the advisory board to the City Council on issues of environmental and economic sustainability; chairs subcommittee on sustainable economic development and business initiatives; executive board member, BRING Recycling; Better Eugene-Springfield Transit; and Junior League of Eugene.

Brittany graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science and a master’s degree in public affairs.

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Greater Eugene Inc. is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon. For more information about business recruitment, re-location, retention, or expansion please contact the Economic Development Response Team.

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Greater Eugene Inc. is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon. For more information about business recruitment, re-location, retention, or expansion please contact the Economic Development Response Team.