Matt Keating is an active participant in the Lane community:
LCC Budget Committee (2011-present)
Member, Democratic National Committee
Delegate to Democratic Nat'l Conventions
(2008, Obama; 2012, Obama; 2016, Sanders)
Volunteer with Basic Rights Oregon, SOLV, OLCV
Volunteer, Democratic Party of Lane County & Democratic Party of Oregon
Member, Lane Council of Government
Member, KLCC Community Support Board
Member, Eugene Public Library Foundation
As a former Lane Community College student, Matt performed in more than a dozen plays and helped LCC's Student Productions Association secure permanent funding for the Theater Arts Program at Lane. In addition, Matt is proud of his honors as a former LCC student:
- Phi Theta Kappa National Honors
- Past-President, Lane Community College Student Productions Association (2006-2007)
- Awarded Faculty Recognition Award for Music-Dance-Theater Arts Student of the Year (2005-2006)
Matt Keating comes to Lane's Board of Education by way of progressive political advocacy, FM-radio broadcasting, and a passion for theater arts.
Back in Matt's broadcasting days he experienced, firsthand, the pains of corporate downsizing. Matt left radio for nearly a decade and launched a re-education effort in 2005 beginning his theatrical endeavor in Lane's Theater Arts program.
"Broadening Lane's theatrical audience while building key community coalitions was key to our success," remembers Keating. "Lane's Student Productions Association to this day works very closely with community partners like FOOD for Lane County and the Lane Blood Center, offering ticket discounts to patrons who give back to our community. The strength of LCC's SPA: We built -- and continue to build community together."
As Lane's vice-chair, Matt Keating fiercely opposes the top-down, corporate model of managing Oregon's community college system.
Building a broad coalition of diverse education enthusiasts, Matt Keating is dedicated to achieving fair and equitable funding for Lane Community College.
matt keating for LCC board of education
Matt Keating knows Lane Community College, and Lane Community College knows Matt Keating.
An elected Board of Education member since 2013, Matt continues to keep tuition affordable, promote living-wage careers, and advocate for the State of Oregon to fairly fund and invest in Lane Community College.
Matt serves Lane's board in a variety of roles:
Vice-Chair (2014-2015; 2017-present)
KLCC Community Support Board Liaison
Lane Council of Government Liaison
Budget Committee Member (2011-present)
Association of Community College Trustees
Matt knows the value of establishing key community connections to build broad-based support. His work on the board and commitment to Workers' Rights has earned him the support of Lane's Labor Unions: the LCCEF Local 2417, representing Classified Employees and the LCCEA LPAC, representing Lane's Faculty.
Matt is a fierce advocate for equity, the arts, diversity and cultural competence, environmental stewardship, career-technical education (CTE) programs, and vital student loan reform.
Join area Labor allies, the Lane County Democrats, and Democracy for America in support of Matt Keating for LCC Board of Education!
"Lane Community College is the economic engine that drives Lane County," remarks Matt. "We must continue to invest in a smart, 21st Century-trained workforce for the jobs of today, tomorrow, and beyond."
As Lane' s Zone 4 Board Member, Matt works to:
Prevent skyrocketing tuition hikes
Preserve and protect Lane Community College's vital programs, staff, and faculty
Passionately advocate for the state to fairly fund LCC at a 21st Century level.
Matt is a deeply committed and engaged Board Member for all of Lane County.
Elected countywide in 2013 and 2017, Matt represents Zone 4: Cottage Grove, Creswell, Oakridge, Pleasant Hill, Vida, Blue River, the Churchill Neighborhood of Eugene, and rural East Lane County. Matt Keating is a community college board member for all!