As Fire Chief Randy served as a member of both Eugene’s and Springfield’s executive management teams. He was directly involved with twenty of Eugene’s annual budgets, and concurrently six Springfield budgets. His experience in working with two executive teams, two city councils, and four labor unions demonstrates his maturity of judgement, and his ability to find common ground and build consensus between people with different points of view. We believe that Randy brings a unique and critical skill set that will help move our community forward.
Randy worked successfully for many years inside of our municipal system thinking creatively while working collaboratively. He also proudly served as a union officer in Local 851 of the International Association of Firefighters for almost 10 years, and now serves as a unanimously appointed citizen member of Eugene’s Budget Committee.
By Christian Hill
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM
Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Randy Groves, who led the department through its merger and three major fires during the past couple of summers, is retiring after a 37-year career. [Read more] [Read online]