Commissioner Gary Williams was appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners on April 12, 2017.
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 the Oregon Mayors Association Leadership Award (2011) and the League of Oregon Cities James C. Richards Memorial Award (2012), among others.