Kori Rodley is a life-long Oregonian, raised in a Douglas County logging family, and has spent the majority of her adult life living and working in Lane County. Kori attended the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and Portland Community College; and has spent more than twenty-five years working in nonprofit management. She currently lives in Springfield, and has been the executive director of Junction City Local Aid—a community-based nonprofit providing basic needs and economic relief in Junction City, for the past four years. She is joining the team at United Way of Lane County in August 2019 as the Equity and Engagement Manager
Kori has served on several boards of directors, committees, and task forces, including her current service as chair of the Lane County Equity and Access Advisory Board and president-elect of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce in Junction City, Harrisburg, and Monroe. She also currently serves as the Ward 3 representative on the City of Springfield Budget Committee and on the Budget Committee for Springfield Utility Board (SUB.) Her past service has included the Equity Committee for the 4J School Board and the Eugene Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG.)
Kori and her spouse,Teri, are the proud parents of five adult children: Ashley (marketing director), Lucy (food services), Lillian (who died in a car accident at the age of 23 in 2014), Stuart (a current LCC student), and Morgan (who came into their lives as a homeless teenager and who is a first responder/fire fighter,) AND the extra-proud MeeMaws to 3-and-a-half-year-old Calvin. They are expecting their second grandchild in late October of 2020. They spend their non-work time renovating their 1950's “empty-nester” home and garden in the heart of Springfield.
I believe that what we need is a focus on moving Springfield forward for ALL of us. We need to invest in livable neighborhoods and strong communities; we need to invest in affordable, accessible housing; we need to invest in safe, maintained infrastructure; and we need to invest in small businesses and creating family wage jobs. I would like to serve as your Springfield City Councilor to bring these values to the forefront. My years working to grow nonprofit services and local businesses, as well as creating jobs for talented, diverse workers in those organizations, all while raising a family and serving in various ways, inspires me to be even more involved. A vote for me will mean prioritizing people, all people--and the very people who make Springfield a hometown to treasure.