Randy Groves knows Eugene and he has a record of impressive accomplishments. He is your former Fire Chief where he innovated, set the vision, and led the merger between the Eugene and Springfield fire departments - improving service while reducing cost.
Now he is your City Councilor for Ward 8 (since January 2021) because he wants to continue making a difference. He is a force for positive change and he has put his experience, common sense and proven leadership to work for you.
In addition to continuing his service on the City’s Budget Committee, he also serves on the City's Inter-Governmental Relations (IGR) Committee, the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) Board, the Cascades West Economic Development District (CWEDD) Board, is the Chair of the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) and serves on the Lane County Human Services Commission.
Randy is also a former member of the City's Human Rights Commission (HRC).
Thank you for your support - I work for you!
Councilor Groves Attending Event for Housing Development Project at the Riverfront Development
Councilor Groves Attending Economic Development meeting in West Eugene. Working to Create Living Wage Jobs
Councilor Groves attending Methane Capture and Renewable Gas Plant Dedication at Metro Wastewater
Councilor Groves at Eugene City Council Meeting
Councilor Groves Attending Girls and Boys Club Event to Promote Supporting and Feeding Youth with US Senator Ron Wyden, Congresswoman Val Hoyle, State Senator James Manning
Councilor Groves Visiting Everyone Village Safe Sleep Site with Senators James Manning fan Floyd Prozansky
Councilor Groves with Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Mike Caven for Electric Fire Engine Demonstration
Councilor Groves and Councilor Keating from the right during Willamette River Environmental Protection Tour with the River Keeper Organization and Eugene City Parks and Open Space and Eugene City Recreation Staff
Councilor Groves at Willamette River Clean-up with Chris Pietsch from the Register Guard
Councilor Groves Speaking at West Eugene’s Yogi Tea’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Councilor Groves participates in elected officials tour of regional Oregon Department of Transportation road improvement projects. Tour transportation was provided by LTD using one of their first electric buses.
“Randy has proven he'll support business and our economy while fighting for working families. As a former firefighter, fire chief, union leader, city Budget Committee member and current city councilor, he has served our community for over 40-years. I'm thrilled to support him for re-election to our City Council."
(Congresswoman Val Hoyle)
"Great candidates for elected service can be hard to find. Especially those with the track record, experience and commitment Randy has. Rosie and I are grateful Randy is running and he has our support.”
(Chris Pryor - former City Councilor, Ward 8)
"Randy's unique experience and skills will be critical as we cooperate to tackle issues like housing, public health, safety, and climate change."
(Heather Buch - Lane County Commissioner)
Our profession provides opportunity to see the best and worst society has to offer, that experience will fuel Randy Groves’ compassionate and creative approach to his new role in city hall. Your Firefighters are all in for Randy Groves, Candidate for City of Eugene, Ward 8.”
(Mike Caven - former President, IAFF Local 851)
While the national homeless count has increased by only 0.3% since 2020, Oregon's homeless population have grown by 24.5% during this same period of time supporting our street responders have been reporting that a large percentage of the population is from somewhere else.