Gary Williams, Commissioner - District 5 East Lane

Gary Williams
District 5 - East Lane County

Term expires in 2019
Lane County Public Service Building
125 East 8th Street
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 682-4203
(541) 682-4616 FAX
Office Hours
By Appointment
Monday - Friday 
Gary Williams

Commissioner Gary Williams was appointed on April 12, 2017 to represent District 5, East Lane County.

Williams is a fourth-generation Lane County resident. He served as mayor of Cottage Grove from 2000 to 2012 and also previously served as a city councilor in Cottage Grove. A small business owner for 35 years, he is currently retired. During his tenure as mayor, Williams was awarded Lane Council of Government’s Outstanding Elected Official Award (2009), the Oregon Mayors Association Leadership Award (2011) and the League of Oregon Cities James C. Richards Memorial Award (2012), among others.

His priorities include finding solutions to homelessness, children and families and ensuring elderly members of the community receive the services they need to thrive. During his tenure as mayor, he was appointed by two governors to serve on the Oregon Families & Children Services’ Juvenile Justice & Crime Prevention Committee. He also served as a member of the Lane County Public Safety Task Force and the National League of Cities’ Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee.

Williams graduated from Cottage Grove High School and attended San Jose Bible College. Williams volunteers as a member of the Cottage Grove Historical Landmarks Commission, the South Lane Television Association and serves as an appointed member of the Cottage Grove Budget and Audit Committee.