RANDY GROVES

Eugene City Councilor Ward 8

Experience . Common Sense . Proven Leadership!


Randy Groves for Ward 8, Eugene City Council

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 and is the Chair of the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC).

Randy is also a former member of the City's Human Rights Commission (HRC).

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Precincts, Ward 8


Special Interests and Concerns

  • Employ realistic and effective solutions focused on outcomes to address homelessness
  • Employ community safety strategies that promote accountability and safety for all while strategically evolving our service system to better align resources with service needs
  • Local economy and jobs - support existing our businesses and workers while seeking to attract new businesses, clean industry and living wage jobs
  • Support youth, our educational system and prepare the next generation for success with a special emphasis on at risk youth.
  • Increase our inventory and diversity of housing with an emphasis on affordable housing
  • Promote strong neighborhoods
  • Progress our dialogue on race and work to advance an open and welcoming environment based on equity, respect and opportunity
  • Continue the revitalization of our downtown
  • Build strong partnerships within our community and with our regional partners
  • Continue our work on environmental protection and slowing climate change while employing realistic, achievable and balanced strategies
  • Promote efficient, effective and accountable government

Accomplishments in Office

  • Worked to clean-up West Eugene
  • Pushed for the establishment of larger Safe Sleep Sites to provide places for the unhoused to go
  • Helped cause changes in Eugene's parking ordinance to better manage on street parking problems
  • Pushed for measures to reduce crime in West Eugene
  • Instrumental in council work on Tools & Strategies for Addressing Chronic Toxic Polluters to protect residents, workers and our environment
  • Instrumental in council work in developing a West Eugene Health Overlay Zone as a planning tool to provide a buffer between industry and residential areas, schools, parks and other sensitive land uses
  • Instrumental in council work in assessing Risk Bonds as a means for ensuring financial resources are available to mitigate industrial pollution such as the JH Baxter dioxin contamination
  • Active participant in the Active Bethel Community (ABC) and Churchill Area Neighbors (CAN) neighborhood associations

Community Service / Involvement

  • Eugene Budget Committee
  • Eugene Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Lane Council of Governments (LCOG), Board of Directors, Executive Steering Committee and Budget Committee
  • Cascade West Economic Development District, Board of Directors and Executive Steering Committee
  • Metropolitan Policy Committee, Chair
  • Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders' Task Force on Homelessness
  • Eugene Wildfire Preparedness Coalition
  • ODOT OR-126 Rebuild Project Steering Committee
  • Active Bethel Citizens Neighborhood Association
  • Churchill Area Neighborhood Association
  • Past Member of Eugene's Human Right's Commission
  • Past Board Member, Churchill Area Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Past Baseball Coach, Churchill Area Babe Ruth and Willamette Valley All Stars


Thank you for your support!



“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.”
(Councilor Chris Pryor, Ward 8 – not seeking reelection)

“Whether in union leadership or as fire chief, his expertise in health care delivery, fire service, environmental protection, and public safety will continue to be a great asset for our city. I'm thrilled to support Randy Groves for City Council." (Val Hoyle, Oregon Labor Commissioner)

"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.”
(President Mike Caven, IAFF Local 851)


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Randy Groves for Ward 8, Eugene City Council