SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Springfield City Council unanimously selected Damien Pitts to serve as interim Ward 1 councilor during a meeting Monday.
Pitts will be officially sworn in at the March 8 city council meeting. He will serve as Ward 1 councilor through Dec. 31, 2022. Ward 1 includes northwest Springfield and the Gateway area.
Pitts is an academic adviser and diversity initiatives specialist at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. He has lived in Springfield since moving to Oregon in 2016.
He is on the executive board of the Oregon Trail Council - Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Eight community members applied for the city council position.