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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)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual: $75 early bird if paid by check or ACH   more info Feb 24, 2020 Free $0.00
Individual: $81.20 early bird with service fee   more info Feb 24, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
Individual: Free with new/increased monthly donation of $10+   more info Mar 17, 2020 Free $0.00
Individual: Free for volunteers   more info Mar 17, 2020 Free $0.00
Half Table Sponsor: $500   more info Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Table Sponsor: $1,000   more info Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Silver Sponsor: $2,500   more info Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
Gold Sponsor: $5,000   more info 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 Awards Dinner Celebration + Electric Vehicle Show:

  • St. Patrick’s Day “green” options for getting there and back not using a personal vehicle — with prizes if you do. ☘️☘️☘️
  • St. Patrick’s Day “green" electric vehicle show featuring everything from a scooter to a bus. ☘️☘️☘️
  • Social hour with no-host bar.
  • Three-course dinner.
  • Community presentations.
  • Awards celebration.
  • The best movers and shakers — including you!

Early bird tickets are just $75 per person. Beginning on February 24, regular tickets are $100 per person. Other options are available to fit any 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.


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 or 541-606-0931.


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 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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