Gerry Gaydos has been selected to receive the prestigious 2011 Eugene First Citizen Award presented by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. The First Citizen Award honors one outstanding individual making notable contributions to the Eugene/Springfield community through business and community service efforts.
Mr. Gaydos has practiced business and estate planning law in Eugene for 35 years. Mr. Gaydos has served as a leader within his profession, including roles as past president of the Oregon State Bar and chair of the Lane County Bar Racial and Ethnic Bias Committee. He has received the Oregon State Bar’s Award of Merit and the Lane County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
Mr. Gaydos’ outstanding community service is longstanding and far-reaching, including leadership roles within Eugene Family YMCA, City Club of Eugene (co-founder), Birth to Three, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce (past chair), Downtown Eugene, Inc. (past president), Eugene Planning Commission, Metropolitan Affordable Housing, Inc., Sacred Heart Foundation, City of Eugene Budget Committee, Lane Transit District and past president and president-elect of United Way of Lane County.