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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> February 8, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pyror. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORKSHOP: Update on 2008 Olympic Trials <br /> <br />The council was joined by Library, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director Angel Jones, who recalled <br />the council’s direction to her to attempt to secure the trials for Eugene. Mayor Piercy recognized Ms. Jones <br />for her work in bringing the trials to Eugene, and those present applauded the efforts of Ms. Jones. <br /> <br />Ms. Jones noted the relationship of the trials to the community’s work on health-related issues, such as <br />youth obesity. She also suggested the trials would touch everything the City did with regard to service <br />delivery and could help shape the future with regard to operational models between the City and its <br />intergovernmental and private partners and models for collaboration, commitment, and involvement. <br /> <br />Ms. Jones, a member of the Bid Presentation Committee, introduced the chair of the committee, Oregon <br />Track Club President Greg Irwin, University of Oregon (UO) Associate Athletic Director and Track and <br />Field Head Coach Vin Lananna, and USA Track and Field Chief Executive Officer Craig Masback. <br /> <br />Mr. Irwin congratulated Ms. Jones on her role in bringing the trials to Eugene. He said she had been <br />instrumental in the bid process and very valuable in securing the event. <br /> <br />Mr. Irwin introduced other members of the Bid Presentation Committee present: Tom Jordan and Barbara <br />Kousky of Northwest Events Management; Michael Riley, Assistant Athletic Director/Track Operations, <br />UO Track and Field; Kari Westlund of the Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County <br />(CVALCO); Jan Oliver of the UO; and Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green. <br /> <br />Mr. Lananna said that the University was thrilled to host the event. He hoped the event represented the <br />renaissance of track and field in Eugene which would spread throughout the region and country. <br /> <br />Mr. Lananna highlighted the partnerships emphasized in the bid presentation process and suggested they <br />were key to the success of the bid. He noted the contributions of Rudy Chapa, former UO runner, who <br />stressed the mystique of track and field at Hayward Field to USA Track and Field. <br /> <br />The council viewed a short video about Hayward Field that was prepared as part of the bid effort. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 8, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />