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May 7 Forum: Regional forum: Growth’s Impact on our Communities

Join Local City Managers as They Explore the Challenges

Central Oregon is among the fastest growing and most entrepreneurial regions in the U.S. And while our cities are humming with new ideas, start-ups and capital, they’re also wrestling with how to accommodate the rapid growth. How do we keep housing affordable? Is there equitable access to economic opportunities? And what will happen to each of […]

May 24 Forum: A Solution for Pollution? What Carbon Pricing Means for Oregon

Considered by some to be a fruitful “pollution solution” and others a “job-killing energy tax,” it is no wonder carbon pricing was a hot-button issue in Oregon’s recent legislative short session.  While the proposed Clean Energy Jobs bill did not pass, legislative leaders are clear it will be back on their 2019 agenda.

Statewide efforts to reduce climate pollution in Oregon have been a decade in the making. In 2007, the Legislature set ambitious goals for carbon […]

News

Elected Mayor Option on the May 15 Ballot

Bend residents have the opportunity to change things up (or not!) in Bend’s city government due to the efforts of a collaboration between Bend 2030, Bend Chamber of Commerce, and the City Club of Central Oregon. On May 15, in the primary elections, a ballot is on the table that could amend Bend’s Charter to […]

City Club of Announces Winner of Conversation of the Year Award

Bend, OR (October 24, 2017) The City Club of Central Oregon announced Tuesday, at an evening reception for its members and guests, that the “Westside Transect” is the winner of its first-ever “Conversation of the Year Award”.  The Award is given to the community conversation that best reflects City Club’s mission and values.  The winning conversation featured […]

Membership Drive Provides Incentives for Both New and Renewing Members

Bend, OR (October 10, 2017) City Club of Central Oregon is excited to announce the kick-off of their 2017 membership drive. New memberships and membership renewals are discounted through the end of December and may be tax deductible. With individual, student, buddy pack, small business and corporate offerings, there is a membership to suit everyone.

City Club membership is open to all individuals, companies, […]

City Club of Announces Finalists for Conversation of the Year Award

Bend, OR (September 29, 2017) At its September forum, City Club of Central Oregon announced the four finalists for the newly minted “Conversation of the Year” award.

Unlike most awards, which recognize individual achievement, the Conversation of the Year award celebrates the quality of the conversation itself and recognizes the community as the true winner. One or more individuals, for-profits, non-profits, or government entities […]

“Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

MARGARET MEAD

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.”

ROBERT QUILLEN

“A lot of problems would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

“Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.”

THOMAS EHRLICH
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