New Sensation with Tamara Richards, City of Eugene

Posted on March 11, 2013


Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this blog feature will serve as a means of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would they FaceTime with, and which song best describes their life.

Tamara Richards

Tamara Richards

City of Eugene, Executive Assistant


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Most interesting project you’ve worked on in your current position:

I am currently working on a project that is focusing on economic development strategies.  In particular building on the current clusters of industries that are up and coming in Eugene.

What do you think about when you are driving to work/school?

The usual, getting more coffee, what does my day entail and what would I do if I possessed Wonder Women’s lasso of truth.  That kind of stuff.

Most recent concert you attended:

Sadly, it has been two years since I have gone to a concert.  However, the concert I attended was Skillet and they were Awesome!


What sites are bookmarked on your internet browser?


Proudest career/school accomplishment:

That is a hard question, no one thing stands out.  I feel accomplished every day that my work has made someone else’s life just a little bit better.

What song best describes your life?

How you live by Point of Grace (not exactly my kind of music but the message is awesome).


Suggest two or three topics for the ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School on October 4.

  • Innovation in government
  • Economic Development
  • Working with your City Council

download (1)If you could FaceTime or Skype with three people either dead or alive, who would they be?

  • Ben Franklin
  • Carol Burnett
  • Kermit the Frog

Your work/school mentors:

I work with some amazing people and have a fantastic Supervisor.  She inspires and motivates me daily.

Favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning:i_love_cardio_coffee_mugs-p168924829549072743enq1b_216

Attending a cardio dance class followed by coffee with a friend at the local patisserie.

(Fill in the blank) Government is…..

Is an organization that when working at its best brings value to the community it serves.

(Fill in the blank) ELGL is….

Is a new playground that I have yet to fully explore.  I am looking forward fully exploring the opportunity and resources that ELGL has to offer.

Is there any question I should have asked you?


Q. If you were an animal what would it be?

A.  an otter

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