Eugene city manager retiring

Jon Ruiz has been city manager since 2008.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 4:04 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene's city manager announced his upcoming retirement on Thursday.

Jon Ruiz will retire Oct. 18. Public Works Director Sarah Medary will take over on an interim basis.

Ruiz was appointed city manager in April 2008 and is one of the longest-serving city managers the city has had, officials said.

"I have carefully considered the timing of this decision, and it is the right time to begin a new season," Ruiz said. "Working with the community, the Council and city employees we have accomplished a lot in nearly 12 years. To have worked with a team willing and able to say ' can do' to so much in so little time has been one of hte greates joys and privileges of my life."

Ruiz served as public works director and assistant city manager in Fresno, Calif., prior to coming to Eugene. He has also worked for the City of Ogden, Utah, and the City of Fort Collins, Colo.

He received an MBA from the University of Colorado in 1988 and is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. 

“Jon has been an extraordinarily capable and steady hand on the helm of the city over the last decade,” said Mayor Lucy Vinis. “He is leaving the city in a strong position for the future and we truly appreciate his service to the community.”

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 33291

Reported Deaths: 555
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7257140
Marion474395
Washington458160
Umatilla299841
Clackamas244862
Malheur164230
Lane126717
Jackson11715
Deschutes85912
Yamhill76914
Jefferson5458
Polk53515
Linn52513
Morrow5096
Lincoln48113
Union4462
Benton3226
Wasco2963
Klamath2902
Hood River2520
Douglas2394
Clatsop2180
Josephine2032
Columbia1821
Coos1580
Baker952
Crook631
Tillamook530
Lake330
Wallowa321
Curry310
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 69°
Corvallis
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 68°
Roseburg
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 68°
North Bend
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events