Sid Leiken - Commissioner, Springfield
Sid Leiken was born in Roseburg, Oregon, where his family owned and operated timber and building development companies. His family eventually moved to Eugene where he graduated from South Eugene High School.
Educational Background: Sid attended college at Northwest Christian University. He later served on the board of trustees at Northwest Christian University.
Civic and Employment Service: Commissioner Leiken was elected to the Lane County Board of Commissioners in November, 2010, and was sworn into office January 3, 2011. He was reelected to his second term in 2014. His previous civic duties have included serving on the Springfield Budget Committee, Springfield City Council from 1998-2000, and as Springfield Mayor from 2000-2010. Before being elected to the Board of Commissioners, Sid was a small business owner, economic development practitioner, and commercial lender for a community bank. In 2006 he was the only Mayor to be included in then Governor Ted Kulongoski’s Trade Mission to Korea and Japan to discuss economic investments in Oregon and Lane County.
Community Service: Sid has served on several boards and commissions, including the Governor's Transportation Vision Committee, as Chair of the League of Oregon Cities Transportation Committee, and in 2007 was honored by his colleagues around the state with the Oregon Mayor's Association Mayor's Leadership Award, the top award given by the association. He has served as chair of the board of commissioners twice. He is also co-chair of the Associated Oregon Counties Transportation Committee, serves on the AOC legislative committee, and both the statewide Bike/Ped Planning Committee and the Road User Fee Task Force. Sid and Debbie were chairs of the 2013 Lane Community College Foundation Harvest Dinner, the foundations top fundraising dinner and auction that directly benefits student scholarships and programs.
Family and Hobbies: Sid is married to Debbie, a VP with US Bank Wealth Management Division. He has two grown sons, Zach who is married to Hannah, and Gabe. Commissioner Leiken's hobbies include playing golf, spending time with his family, listening and playing music.