Sports Advisory Council

A Sports Advisory Council has been established, representing the Travel Lane County Board of Directors, government, local corporations, venues, events and communities, and will serve as the primary governing council of Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports.

The Council will meet quarterly to:

  • Evaluate potential sports event bids and bid fees
  • Direct the management of Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports events
  • Infrastructure analysis and recommendations
  • Advise on issues 

Sports Advisory Council 

Renee Grube, City of Eugene - Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department - Chair

Allan Benavides, Eugene Emeralds

Mike Duncan, University of Oregon Athletics

Bob Jagger, Hilton Garden Inn

Tom Jordan, Prefontaine Classic

Daniel Lindsey, Mereté Hotel Management

Jeri McPherson, Valley River Inn

Vonnie Mikkelsen, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Ethan Nelson, City of Eugene Planning & Development

David Penilton, America's Hub World Tours

Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Austin Ramirez, Lane County Community & Economic Development 

Michael Reilly, TrackTown USA

Erin Reynolds, City of Florence 

Mike Ripley, Mudslinger Events

Tony Scurto, Lane Education Service District

Bev Smith, Civic Park

Rich Spurlin, Eugene Country Club

Whitney Wagoner, University of Oregon, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Michael Wargo, Willamalane Park and Recreation District 

Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County

Thomas Wuest, MD, Trillium Community Health Plans

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