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2020 BEST Awards Dinner Celebration + Electric Vehicle Show

Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

2020 BEST Awards Dinner Celebration + Electric Vehicle...

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual: $75 early bird if paid by check or ACH
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar. Ticket not valid until a check for $75 per person is sent to: BEST, PO Box 773, Eugene, OR 97440. Or visit https://www.best-oregon.org/donate to complete an “Authorization for Direct Contribution via ACH” form.
Feb 25, 2020 Free $0.00
Individual: $81.20 early bird with service fee
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar.
Feb 25, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
Individual: Free with new/increased monthly donation of $10+
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar. Visit https://www.best-oregon.org/donate to complete an “Authorization for Direct Contribution via ACH” form to begin a new or increased donation of $10+ per month automatically.
Mar 17, 2020 Free $0.00
Individual: Free for volunteers
A very limited number of seats may be available on a case-by-case basis for students or people with low incomes who volunteer to help make the event a success. To learn more, contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.
Mar 17, 2020 Free $0.00
Half Table Sponsor: $500
Includes recognition in promotional materials and at the event, plus a half table of 4. We will provide you with a special access code your guests can use to claim a seat at your table. To learn about becoming a sponsor, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.
Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Table Sponsor: $1,000
Includes recognition in promotional materials and at the event, plus a table of 8. We will provide you with a special access code your guests can use to claim a seat at your table. To learn about becoming a sponsor, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.
Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Includes recognition in promotional materials and at the event, plus a table of 8. Ask about additional tables. We will provide you with a special access code your guests can use to claim a seat at your table(s). To learn about becoming a sponsor, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.
Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Includes recognition in promotional materials and at the event, plus a table of 8. Ask about additional tables. We will provide you with a special access code your guests can use to claim a seat at your table(s). To learn about becoming a sponsor, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.
Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00

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Event Details

Inspired by the Oscars and affectionately known as the “BESTies,” the BEST Awards recognize excellence in improving the quality of transportation in the greater Eugene-Springfield area.


Join us for the second annual BEST Awards Dinner Celebration + Electric Vehicle Show:

  • Recognize 12 finalists for 3 award categories.
  • Honor the recipient of the special Ruth Bascom Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • See the St. Patrick’s Day “green" electric vehicle show featuring everything from a scooter to a bus. ☘️☘️☘️
  • St. Patrick’s Day “green” options for getting there and back not using a personal vehicle — with prizes if you do. ☘️☘️☘️
  • Social hour with no-host bar.
  • Three-course dinner.
  • Community presentations.
  • The best movers and shakers — including you!

Through Monday, February 24, early bird tickets are only $75. Regular tickets are $100. Other options are available to fit your budget.


Or help sponsor the BESTies by reserving a half table (4 people for $500) or full table (8 people for $1,000) so your group is sure to sit together.


Finalists


After community members submitted almost 50 nominations for awards in different categories, our panel of judges selected the following finalists.


Transportation Innovations Award, recognizing new approaches for improving the safety, practicality or enjoyability of transportation options:

  • Arcimoto — now producing affordable electric fun utility vehicles (FUVs) for all
  • EmGo — pilot of free point-to-point electric shuttle service in downtown Eugene
  • Eugene Amazon Active Transportation Corridor — region’s first protected two-way bikeway, first diagonal bike signal, and more
  • Lane Transit District TouchPass — electronic fare payment system, allowing riders the flexibility to prepay and reload fare value to a mobile device or tap card

Walkable Neighborhoods Award, recognizing achievement designing or building neighborhoods where basic services are within walking distance:

  • 959 Franklin — high-rise student housing across the street from the University of Oregon
  • Crescent Village/The McKenzie — expanding mixed-use walkable community in north Eugene
  • Downtown Springfield — discover the bold and authentic people, places and experiences along Main Street
  • Plumley Green — cluster of houses in south Eugene two blocks from Friendly Market

Transportation Heroes Award, recognizing people acting above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of transportation:

  • Laughton Elliott-DeAngelis — Springfield Safe Routes to Schools coordinator walking the walk
  • Friendly Area Neighbors Transportation Team — improving safety, mobility and equity
  • Emma Newman — Springfield senior transportation planner
  • Deputy Sheriff Tom Speldrich — a “can-do” attitude to reducing dangerous travel behaviors

Get Involved

For more information, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.


FAQs


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

BEST will be coordinating a "bike pool" for people who wish to ride in a group over the hill to LCC and back. LTD’s #81, $82 and #85 routes provide service to LCC from Eugene and Springfield, and the #81 will leave LCC for Eugene at 8:15 p.m. shortly after the celebration ends. Finally, we will help coordinate carpools. Everyone who chooses not to drive alone is a winner!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.


What's the refund policy?

If your plans change, a full refund is available at least 7 days before the dinner.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No printed ticket is required. Just bring yourself and we will have a preprinted nametag waiting for you.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you amy update the names of your guests, meal preferences, etc.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, please just let us know.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. Please let us know who in advance to expect so that we will have the proper nametag preprinted.

Have questions about 2020 BEST Awards Dinner Celebration + Electric Vehicle Show? Contact Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)

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Center for Meeting and Learning, Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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