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LTD Board Member - Subdistrict 6

Caitlin-Vargas

Caitlin Vargas

Position 6 - West Eugene/Highway 99, River Road, and Junction City areas
Term Expires: 12/31/2022
P.O. Box 7070
Springfield, OR 97475
Email: Caitlin.Vargas@ltd.org

Community Service/Involvement

  • Programming Chair, Eugene Young Professionals, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Looking Glass Board of Stewards
  • Member, Center for Leadership & Ethics Advisory Board, Northwest Christian University
  • Coordinator, Eugene Food Truck Fest
  • Member, Young Professional’s Summit Planning Committee, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Leadership Eugene-Springfield Steering Committee, Springfield Chamber of Commerce & Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Event Planning Committee, Market Fest, 5th Street Market
  • Member, Event Planning Committee, Cornerstone Community Housing
  • Member, Event Planning Committee, Volunteers in Medicine
  • Volunteer, Empty Bowls, FOOD for Lane County
  • Volunteer, BrewFest, KLCC
  • LTD’s HR Committee, alternate for Lane Council of Governments Board of Directors meetings, Comprehensive and Accessible Transportation Committee
  • Member, Relief Nursery Main Event Committee
  • Member, Looking Glass Event Committee; Looking Forward, Giving Back
  • Model, Kendall Auto Catwalk for a Cause Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley

Professional Background

  • Leasing Manager, Obie Companies
  • Development Director, Eugene Mission
  • Job Connections Manager, Goodwill Industries of Lane & South Coast Counties

Educational Background

  • Master of Business Administration, NCU
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University

Awards

  • 20 Under 40 Award Winner

Personal Background

Married to Alex, parents of 4 young children who enjoy adventures and playing at our local parks!

Message from LTD Board Member Caitlin Vargas

Born and raised in Eugene, I am honored to be selected as a board member for Lane Transit District Board.

Working in non-profits the last 8 years, both in workforce development and at Lane County’s only emergency shelter for the homeless, I have extensive first-hand experience in the importance of public transportation for disadvantaged populations in Eugene and Springfield.  My interest in serving on the board stems from the transformations I have personally witnessed in hundreds of people who are able to climb out of a poverty situation thanks to getting to their new job (or job interview) on the bus! 

Using my experience, energy and eternal optimism, I plan to advocate for those whose voices often go unheard and stories untold. I look forward to being part of the collaborative conversation to move the needle for our city’s economic opportunities.

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