Eugene, OR - Travel Lane County welcomes Julie Collins, Executive Director of the Cascades Raptor Center, to our board of directors. Cascades Raptor Center is well-known for its work rehabilitating injured raptors, other birds and animals. It's also an amazing visitor attraction that welcomes thousands of visitors and residents to its south Eugene campus each year. Ms. Collins will fill an at-large position and serve out the remaining year of a three-year term. She is eligible for reappointment to a full three-year term in 2023. 

Travel Lane County is a private non-profit 501(c)6 corporation, founded in 1980. It has a thirty-member voting board and appointed, non-voting ex-officio members who are encouraged to participate in discussions and announcements. Board members must be Travel Lane County business/organization partners.

Recently appointed ex-officio board members include:

  • Megan Messmer, Assistant City Manager, City of Florence
  • Jenna Cusimano, Interim Manager of Economic Development, Lane County
  • Neil Laudati, Assistant City Manager, City of Springfield
  • Jameson Auten, General Manager, Lane Transit District

A list of current board members is available on our website and owners and operators of hospitality businesses in Lane county, who have an interest in serving on the board, may reach out to Travel Lane County President/CEO, Kari Westlund, at