Lucy Vinis

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Lucy Vinis
Mayor of Eugene, Oregon
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Preceded byKitty Piercy
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 66–67)
Political partyDemocratic[1]
Spouse(s)Lawrence Vinis (died 2008)[2][3]
ChildrenTwo adult sons: Charles and Edward[2][3]

Lucy Vinis (born 1952/53)[4] is an American politician. She was elected mayor of Eugene, Oregon in 2016,[4][5] and started her term in January 2017.


Vinis is a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio and earned Masters degreees from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan.[2]


Vinis has lived in Eugene since 1991. She has worked for non-profit organizations in Eugene, including EarthShare of Oregon, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, and ShelterCare.[2]

Her position as mayor of Eugene is her first time in public office. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has described her position on the political spectrum as "progressive liberal".[1]


  1. ^ a b Russo, Edward (September 9, 2015). "Vinis starts mayor campaign". The Register-Guard.
  2. ^ a b c d "Meet Lucy - Lucy Vinis". Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Lawrence H. Vinis's Obituary on Eugene Register-Guard". Register-Guard. July 22, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Hill, Christian (May 18, 2016). "Eugene's next mayor: Vinis". The Register-Guard.
  5. ^ Kintner, Hannah (May 18, 2016). "Eugene voters elect Lucy Vinis mayor".

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