Fostering an informed community through dialogue and education that enhances 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.


Kim Gammond has been the executive director with the City Club of Central Oregon since 2021. She is a proud graduate of Bend Senior High School, she continued her education at the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University.

Prior to her role with CCCO, she was the Communications and Public Affairs Director for the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS managing the association’s communication strategy with members and the public. Kim spent ten years working in fundraising and event management at the Pacific Forest Trust, the High Desert Museum and her own company, Specialized Events. She has presented to local organizations on the role of civility in our society, presented on topics such as, “Communicating through COVID” to the National Association of Realtors as well as speaking on the status of the local real estate to the Bend Chamber of Commerce. She is a previous recipient of Accomplished Under 40 from Cascade Business News and has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Redmond City Council for her work on the Redmond Centennial.

Kim is deeply involved in our community here in Central Oregon, having served on the Bend2030/EnvisionBend Leadership Alliance, Bend Midmarket Housing Workgroup Steering Committee, Bend Livability Conference Steering Committee, OSU-Cascades Community Integration Committee and as the University of Oregon Alumni Chapter President. She currently serves on the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County board of directors and as their candidate forum committee co-chair. She lives in Bend with her husband, young son and dog.