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Forum Introduction By Brett Rowlett

Casey Marks-Fife

Charlie Johnson

Diane Albino

Ellen Singer

George Braddock

Jon Silvermoon

Josh Padron

Justin Honea

Laurel Blaser

Laurel Goerger

Lawrence Taylor

Lucy Kingsley

Paxton Hoag

Phil White

Rick Lambert

Audience Questions Part 1
Audience Questions Part 2
Concluding Remarks By Brett Rowlett

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Jon Silvermoon

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Jon Silvermoon
PO Box 5067, Eugene, OR 97405

Background: Fair since 1974, Community Village Council, Dog Control Co-Coordinator, Board 1981-83, 2008-12, 2013-17. Financial Planning, Personnel, Community Center, Land Use Management Planning Committees, Diversity Task Force. Operations Director Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah. Blues promoter (Vipertoons Productions), band leader (The Vipers), gardener.

If honored by the membership with another term, I will continue to address on-going issues as well as new challenges that have arisen over the last few years. I will work to

• Right-size our staff both in terms of number and workload to avoid burnout and foster retention.
• Add staff capacity for financial administration, land use/zoning, project management, and IT.
• Retain and enhance the Fair’s essential qualities as we navigate a changing and increasingly difficult regulatory land use environment.
• Emphasize being good neighbors and land stewards.
• Address growth without burdening participants with increased costs or closing ourselves to new people.
• Build an affordable, appropriate-sized upland kitchen and eating/meeting area that won’t drain our financial and staff resources.
•Continue dialogue with native peoples and Fair Family about cultural appropriation and its relationship to freedom of artistic expression.
• Live stream Board and committee meetings so that members who don’t live in Eugene can participate; improve our online presence and access to information.
• Wean the Fair off fossil fuels and expand use of alternative energy and earth-friendly appropriate technologies.
• Improve infrastructure including showers, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, adequate alter-abled and elder parking, and on and off-site, day and night shuttles.
• Increase philanthropy, focusing on our educational purpose.
• Support entertainers with fair compensation.
• Support community and performing arts centers and explore bringing programming to rural and urban communities.
• Involve more of the Fair Family in visioning and setting strategic goals for our next fifty years.
• Assist people in navigating the Fair’s bureaucracy so that issues they may have are addressed.