About the City Manager

Meet the City Manager

Sarah Medary

City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary

Sarah Medary has served as Eugene’s City Manager since October 2019. 

 

Medary began her career with the City of Eugene in 1996 as a maintenance employee with Parks and Open Space. Over the last 15 years, she has held multiple positions on the City’s Executive Team including Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director and Planning and Development Director.  She frequently refers to herself as the City’s utility player as she has always been willing and ready to step in and help where needed. 

 

Medary has a passion for the intersections of people and places and her educational and professional journeys have followed those paths. Her undergraduate work was completed at Colorado State University (Horticulture) and the University of Oregon (Landscape Architecture) and her M.A. of Organizational Leadership was completed at Gonzaga University. The combination of her education and experience in Eugene enable her to lead new approaches to system wide issues the community faces and she’s excited to do that. She has been a voice of equity and inclusion throughout her career and regularly invites new voices to help inform her thinking. 

 

When serving as the Assistant City Manager, Sarah was nationally recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and awarded the Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award in Memory of Buford M. Watson. Sarah is a Credentialed Manager through ICMA, a voluntary program that recognizes professional local government managers qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

 

As much as she loves her work, she also loves Oregon and finds great happiness on a river with a fly rod in hand.  

Meet the Assistant City Manager

Kristie Hammitt

Assistant City Manager Kristie HammittKristie Hammitt was appointed to the role of Assistant City Manager on May 1, 2018, after serving in an interim capacity for the previous seven months. Prior to taking on this new role, Kristie held several positions at the City of Eugene and was most recently the Central Services Director. Kristie’s career at the City began in 1985 in the Eugene Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit, and she has since worked in the Finance division and Municipal Court before moving into the Central Services Director position in 2009. Kristie is known for her authentic and inclusive leadership style and is deeply committed to serving the needs of the organization and community.

Meet the Assistant City Manager

Matt Rodrigues

Matt Rodrigues, Public Works DirectorMatt was appointed to the role of Assistant Manager on May 22, 2023. 


Matt started his journey with the City of Eugene on May 28, 2004 as a project manager and civil engineer working in public works engineering. Since that time Matt has worked in a variety of positions in the organization including Principal Civil Engineer, Traffic Engineer, City Engineer. On October 21, 2019 Matt joined the City executive team serving as the acting Public Works Director, eventually being appointed to the position in July of 2021. 


In his time with the City of Eugene, Matt has sought out opportunities to work across divisions and departments to collaboratively move forward City goals and establish meaningful relationships with colleagues, partners, and the public. Matt is a lifelong learner with a passion for systems thinking, strategic planning, advancing sustainable practices in local government, and working in service to the Eugene community.  


Matt has been active in helping advance sustainable practices in public works serving as part of the American Public Works Association (APWA), helping to found the Oregon APWA Chapter Sustainability Committee, and serving for 6 years as part of the National APWA Center for Sustainability. 


In 2016, Matt was awarded an APWA Jennings-Randolph International Fellowship to conduct a public works study tour in Sweden relating to Sweden’s implementation of the Vision Zero Initiative to eliminate transportation related deaths and serious injuries.


Matt is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Matt completed and was awarded the Public Leadership Credential from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2023.