Welcome to City Club of Central Oregon

Our mission is “to build a conscious and civic minded community through dialog, education and research that results in responsible civic engagement.” As a 501 ©3 non-profit, we are led by the City Club of Central Oregon board of directors, the executive director and our committees. While we are based in Bend, Oregon many of our programs focus on issues impacting Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. At City Club of Central Oregon, we are committed to fostering an environment of civility that welcomes everyone. Uniqueness is powerful and being inclusive allows us to build conscious and civic-minded community through dialogue, education and research.

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News & Past Forum Resources

REFLECTIONS: January 20, 2022-Is Zip Code Destiny

For this forum, the City Club of Central Oregon partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to explore the recent report, Cornerstones: Economic Mobility and Belonging in Oregon. The research explores neighborhood-level [...]

REFLECTIONS: December 16, 2021 | Awkward Conversations

Panelists: Laura Grayson, Embark Coworking Community Manager, Ruffwear Judith Sadora, Triune Health and Wellness, Master of Counseling Instructor at OSU Cascades Moderator: Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Lead Pastor at Bend First Presbyterian [...]

“I was new to town. City Club was a great resource to understand the issues in our community and build a network.”
Jessica Biel, Director of Business Development, Pinnacle Architecture
“City Club provides a platform that allows our great community to come together and draw strength from diversity. The monthly forums provide education on relevant topics focused on maintaining growth and sustainability in Central Oregon. In coming together, we have unlimited potential to maintain a bright future!”
Dave DeRose, Commercial and Business Banking Manager, US Bank

“I value the work of the City Club of Central Oregon because it fosters thoughtful, educated conversations about the pressing issues which will shape our community for generations to come. Through these conversations, we can work together toward the continued success of this place I love!”

Peter GrubePeter Grube, partner, Dream Home Building and Design
“Let me tell you a little something about us [City Club]. We don’t agree on everything. We disagree on everything and that is our strength. The one thing we do agree on is civility and we agree on having the conversation and keeping the conversation going.”
Bill Buchanan, partner, Buchanan Schmid, llc

“What is most important to me about City Club is that not everyone agrees on issues. Their role, their goal is to bring people together and have the conversation  and problem solve.”

Governor Kate Brown