Outstanding Intergovernmental Team Award presented to Lane County and City of Eugene employees

Outstanding Intergovernmental Team Award presented to Lane County and City of Eugene employees
Posted on 03/07/2019

Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) honored Lane County and the City of Eugene with the 2019 Outstanding Intergovernmental Team Award on March 2.

 

The team was comprised of 20 staff members from Lane County and the City of Eugene and worked together over three months to address the emergency needs of unsheltered individuals who were located temporarily at Camp 99.

 

The team was able to successfully establish an emergency camp with basic infrastructure in less than 24 hours. At all times, the team showed compassion and respect for each individual. Within the first 48 hours of Camp 99's establishment, more than 100 people were successfully relocated with assistance from Lane County Public Works employees and equipment - and without any need for citations or arrests. Camp 99 was then again successfully transitioned into the new St. Vincent de Paul Dawn to Dawn program.

 

“Providing safe sleeping options and critical connections to services for more than 100 of our most vulnerable community members would not have been possible without the teamwork, dedication and commitment of this group,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky. “The strengthened relationship between Lane County and the City of Eugene will continue to enhance our collective efforts to address homelessness and housing in our community.”

The award was presented on stage by Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr and Eugene City Councilor Emily Semple. Eugene Police Lieutenant Doug Mozan and Lane County Human Services Worker Linda Bravo accepted the award on behalf of the team.

 

Commissioner Pat Farr was also presented with an award at the event: Outstanding Elected Official. Farr has served as a commissioner since 2013 and has a long history of public service, including leading Food for Lane County, serving in the State Legislature and on the Eugene City Council. Farr’s efforts to reduce homelessness throughout Lane County and to support opportunities for veterans are regularly lauded in the community.