Lane ESD is governed by a citizen-elected Board of Directors and an appointed advisor representing employment training. Five of the Board positions represent geographical zones and two are designated at-large. All members serve four-year terms.

While coming from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, Lane ESD Board members have one thing in common – commitment to Lane ESD's mission to serve the county schools. Find out more.

May 2017 Board Elections

The following positions and terms are scheduled to be voted on during the May 16, 2017 Special District Election:

  • Director Position 1/Zone 1; Director Position 3/Zone 3; Director Position 6/At-Large – all four-year terms
  • Director Position 2/Zone 2 – two-year unexpired term

Filing deadlines

  • No earlier than February 6, 2017 and no later than 5:00 p.m. March 16, 2017
  • District candidates file with Lane County Elections, 275 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene, 541-682-4234
  • Visit Lane County Elections for links to candidate manuals, filing forms and instructions.

Elected Board Members

Joel Robe Joel Robe
Position 1, Eugene – North
Term ends 6/2017
Alan Contreras
Position 2, Eugene – South
Term ends 6/2017
Vanessa Truett Vanessa Truett
Position 3, Springfield
Term ends 6/2017
Chris Culver Chris Culver (Board Chair)
Position 4, West/North County
Term ends 6/2019
Sherry Duerst-Higgins Sherry Duerst-Higgins
Position 5, East/South County
Term ends 6/2019
Rose Wilde

Rose Wilde
Position 6, At-Large
Term ends 6/2017

Linda Hamilton Linda Hamilton
Position 7, At-Large
Term ends 6/2019

Board Advisors and Liaisons


Board Meetings

All Lane ESD Board of Directors meetings are scheduled for 6:00PM, and are held at Lane Education Service District, 1200 Highway 99 North, Eugene, Oregon.


Board meeting documents beginning October 2015 are on BoardBook. Documents from other years are available in Past Meeting Documents.


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