My name is Laurie Trieger – and I’m a firm believer in the power of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. For nearly three decades I’ve been working collaboratively on a number of social and economic justice initiatives to improve Lane County communities.
As a former WIC mom (Women, Infants, and Children; a supplemental nutrition program) and foster parent, I worked to improve healthy food access in underserved neighborhoods.
As a working parent, I fought for paid sick leave for all workers, increasing the minimum wage, cracking down on payday lenders and advancing opportunities and resources for nontraditional entrepreneurs.
As a mom and grandmother, I fight to protect and expand reproductive rights – so that everyone has the right to choose when and if they start a family.
And for every community member, I work to protect our environment, create economic opportunity, and create more livable neighborhoods through improved parks and stronger bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
I am committed to ensuring all Lane County residents have equal opportunity to thrive – and I have the insights, experience, and vision needed to ensure Lane County is a safe, supportive place for everyone to live, work, and play. As your county commissioner I will help move our community into the future with a focus on equity, resilience, health, and safety; for people and the planet.
Here is a list of some of my volunteer efforts, advocacy work, and government experiences:
Professional History (2000-present)
FOOD for Lane County
Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth
NEDCO/Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation
Family Forward Oregon and Family Forward Action
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Community Volunteer Service (Partial listing)
Whitaker Community Council
United Way of Lane County
Lane County Food Policy Council
Project Homeless Connect
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
NARAL Pro-choice Oregon
Egan Warming Centers
Food for Lane County Board Advocacy Committee
Governmental Experience (Since 2010)
Oregon Health Authority’s Health Improvement Plan Work Group
School District 4J Equity Committee
City of Eugene Revenue Task Team
Precinct Committee Person
Lane County Budget Committee
Lane County Equity & Access Advisory Board