Donovan Mack

Donovan Mack

Donovan Mack, a Eugene native, spent 35 years in the newspaper business in Eugene and the Portland suburbs. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a journalism degree in 1972, Don worked at The Register-Guard as a reporter for eight years, then served (with wife Ann Baker Mack, UO Class of '70) as co-publisher of a community newspaper group in suburban Washington County. He returned to The R-G in 1991 as an advertising sales manager and retired in 2010. Don served on the FOOD For Lane County board of directors for six years - five as chairman during a capital campaign that built the food bank's state-of-the-art warehouse and kitchen facility on Bailey Hill Road. His passions include his grandchildren Declan and Emery, traveling, exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest, and working locally and statewide to protect the rights of immigrants and to enact reforms of Oregon's criminal justice system. As chairman of the MAC, Don's goals include raising the public profile of the MNCH locally and regionally, renovating the museum's Glenn Starlin Native Plant Courtyard, installing full-size replicas of a mother and baby Columbian mammoth in the courtyard, launching the museum's statewide Oregon Stewardship Award in 2018, and reaching the museum's $12 million fund-raising goal by 2019.