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Meet Chris

Dear Neighbor,

At Willamalane, we strive to deliver exceptional parks and recreation to enrich the lives of everyone in Springfield. I am proud to represent you on the Willamalane Board of Directors, and I humbly ask for your vote for re-election.

As your voice on the Willamalane Board, I am committed to providing affordable and accessible recreation opportunities for Springfield families. Listening to feedback and ideas from our neighbors is my favorite aspect of public service and civic involvement.

Fourteen years ago, I moved to Lane County to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, from which I received my Master’s degree in 2013. When Celine and I decided to buy our first home, we chose Springfield because we fell in love with Willamalane parks, Springfield schools, and the “can-do” attitude of community spirit.

In addition to serving on the Willamalane Board, I work as Executive Director of Emergence Addiction and Behavioral Therapies.

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your vote for re-election. Together we can fulfill our shared vision of a healthy, active Springfield where everyone belongs.

With gratitude,

Chris’ Goals For Willamalane:


Addressing Springfield’s lack of childcare by expanding our preschool programs and increasing our capacity to provide youth programs before and after school; 

Plan for the Future

Completing our 20-year comprehensive plan to ensure the voices of our Springfield community members are heard when planning for the future; and 

Improve Parks

Building new trails and amenities at Springfield parks and keeping our parks clean and green.

These organizations and individuals have endorsed Chris in his 2023 campaign:
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- Democratic Party of Lane County
- Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555
- Senator Lee Beyer (retired)
- Representative Terry Beyer (retired)
- Representative John Lively
- Mayor Sean VanGordon

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Friends of Chris Wig

1024 Pleasant St

Springfield OR 97477

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PAC ID: 17458