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Eugene Drixionary

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Eugene’s Drixionary
– Ncy Glass, EDN

Eugene Drix

You may not know Eugene Drix, but you have probably used words from the “Drixionary”.

Drix describes himself as “…an enthused participant in the ever-more-important Art of COMMUNITY BUILDING”.  A little searching on the internet and you’ll find that he not only fearlessly weighs in on events, issues, what have you, but he does it with the insights of a George Carlin and the aplomb of a Jimmy Stewart.

According to his LinkedIn profile: “…my background experience and education plus personal knowledge base have turned me into a Verb. “Drixing” is the ability to connect the dots within human minds. If you want to connect people, just put DRiX in the middle.”

Drix spoke at Monday’s Eugene City Council meeting and presented the City with yet another of his astounding “gifts.”

The last such time Drix presented the city with a “gift” it was in the form of a word. It was Drix who offered the City the idea of the word “WE-Gene.” “It’s not YOU-gene, or I-gene, it’s WE-Gene” says Drix. “It really sums up the efforts of others to make our City the best City.”

The City Council agreed by quickly coining the words into an award, The “We ‐gene! Awards” – Honoring the best of neighborhood spirit.   The We‐gene! Awards is a volunteer recognition program administered by the City of Eugene, Neighborhood Services Program designed to provide public recognition to people, organizations or projects that have made important contributions to the livability and health of Eugene’s neighborhoods.

A BA in Broadcast Communication from the University of Oregon plus over 30 years of Radio, TV, Print & Internet production, seems to have given him a full knowledge base to match with his unique angle on the world.

At the Monday meeting, Drix gifted the City Council a word to honor the new Matthew Knight Arena.  “This building is going to be around a very long time and it is really Oregon’s arena.  It’s Oregon’s arena.  It’s Oregon’s arena.”  It’s the “O-rena!”; the newest entry in the Eugene Drixionary.

Captain Drix


Watch for more Drix, coming soon to EDN — ed.

Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians. In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years. Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business. Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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