Coronavirus, the campaign and our community

The impacts of coronavirus go beyond the impacts of the disease itself, and are touching even those who will never be exposed to the virus. There are physical impacts, economic impacts, emotional impacts, and psychological impacts.

For the past week and over the next few weeks, my campaign for Eugene City Council will change. As our community works to limit the spread and impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus, I will be suspending some campaign activities and events, including limiting door knocking and meet-the-candidate gatherings.

I am, in addition to being a candidate, the Human Resources Manager for South Lane Mental Health, which has almost 100 employees and provides mental health and substance use services to about 2000 residents in rural Lane County, ranging from therapy and counseling to residential programs and intensive community-based supports for those with severe mental illness. Part of my role includes ensuring the safety of our staff and clients in crisis situations. I have spent the bulk of the past week helping us prepare and respond to coronavirus-- making sure that our staff can provide critical services to our community safely, and that we are able to lessen the impacts to the community we serve. There is still more that needs to be done.

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Endorsement: Rep. Marty Wilde

"Eliza's history of advocacy shows her to be a true champion for sustainability and equity." State Rep. Marty Wilde

I'm honored to receive the endorsement from State Representative Marty Wilde. He does amazing work in Salem to help protect Oregon's natural beauty and fight climate change. I'm grateful for his support as I continue to advocate for sustainability and equity in Eugene.

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Endorsement: The Eugene Association of Realtors

I care deeply about making sure that residents of Eugene can find housing that they can afford and meets the needs of their families.

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Endorsement: Former Mayor Kitty Piercy

I can’t say how honored I am to have received the endorsement of former Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy. She has dedicated decades in service to our City, and I hope that I am able to do the same.

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I'm on the Ballot!

Yesterday, I officially filed; I'll be on the ballot on May 19th.  Eugene City Council Ward 1... we can get this done!

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