Upcoming Public Meetings

Get involved in your park and recreation district by attending a public meeting! These meetings are an opportunity to make your voice heard. If you require any accommodations to attend a public meeting, please fill out this form.

Board of Directors Monthly Meetings

The Willamalane Board of Directors holds regular monthly meetings to guide district operations, and special or emergency board meetings when necessary.  Members of the public are invited to attend all meetings and speak for three minutes at regular monthly meetings during the public comment section. Meetings are typically in-person at the Bob Keefer Center, 250 S. 32nd Street, and virtually on Microsoft Teams.  Any change in venue or format will be noted next to the meeting date. 

Join regular monthly board meetings virtually by clicking here.
View past board meeting information here

Upcoming meeting dates:
The District will make every effort to post board agendas/packets on the website as early as  Friday or no later than Monday before each meeting. 

  • August - No Meeting
  • Wednesday, September  14, 6 p.m.
Public comment process:
  1. Public comment occurs near the beginning of each Board of Directors meeting. If you would like to submit a comment to the Board, there are two ways to do so.
    • You can join a board meeting in-person. If that is your preference, please make sure you fill out our public comment form and either email it as instructed on the form or bring it to the meeting where you will be speaking. 
    • You can join virtually. If that is your preference, you can raise your digital hand by clicking the hand icon on the top bar of the Microsoft Teams menu.How to raise your virtual hand in Microsoft Teams
    • In-person attendees will speak first, then virtual speakers will be called on in the order in which hands were raised.
  2. When you are called on, please do the following:How to unmute your microphone on Microsoft Teams
    • In-person attendees, please step up to our podium.
    • Virtual attendees, please unmute your microphone by clicking the microphone icon on the top bar of your Microsoft Teams menu. You do not need to turn on your camera; that is optional.
  3. State your name and whether you live inside or outside Willamalane's district boundaries. If you are unsure, you can state the city in which you live. Anyone living inside or outside the district has an equal opportunity to share a comment with the Board.
  4. You have a maximum of three minutes for comment. When you reach your three minutes, our moderator will ask for in-person speakers to end their comments, or will mute the microphones of virtual attendees. This ensures that everyone has the same opportunity to engage the board.
  5. The Board of Directors will listen to all comments, but they will not directly engage with you during your speaking time except to ask follow-up questions.
  6. After all public comments have been made, board members can make a statement responding to any comments.
Other ways to provide public comment
If you cannot attend a board meeting or prefer not to speak in person, you may submit a written public comment to the Board of Directors via email or U.S. mail. Written correspondence must be received the Monday before a board meeting to ensure that it can be reviewed and become a part of the public record.

  • By email: boardofdirectors@willamalane.org
  • By mail: The Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S. 32nd St. Springfield, OR 97478-6302  (attention: Community Engagement Director)
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