Lance Robertson is the Public Affairs Manager for the Eugene Water & Electric Board, Oregon's largest citizen-owned utility, and is an adjunct instructor of strategic communications and media relations at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. At EWEB, he directs a staff of 10 that is responsible for all of the utility’s external and internal communications, including community outreach and public participation. Before joining EWEB in 2001, Lance spent 25 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, back in the day when people actually purchased a printed newspaper. He specialized in forestry, environmental and energy issues. Lance took the three-course IAP2 training between 2008 and 2010, and has been a strong advocate of good public participation ever since. In addition to serving on IAP2’s USA board, he is a fellow of the American Leadership Forum and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.


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Lance Robertson

Public Affairs Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, Oregon

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