Forum Reflections & Resources

How do we move forward with Measure 110?

November 17, 2022 In 2020, Oregon voters passed Measure 110 the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, designed to move funds away from criminalizing drug use and addiction to treatment. This represents a $1.4billion investment in behavioral health care. Two [...]

2022 General Election Candidate Forums

Bend City Council Position 6 and Mayor Debate Sisters City Council Oregon Gubernatorial Debate Congressional District 5 Other candidate forums will be posted as they are made available from Connect Central Oregon. [...]

Could Central Oregon be Next for Ranked Choice Voting?

October 18, 2023 From Maine to Alaska, many states and local governments are opting to move their election systems to Ranked Choice Voting. How does it work? What are the advantages and drawbacks? Is it changing the types of candidates [...]

Millennials: They’re Shaping Our Future, What Shaped Them?

September 13, 2022 Panelists: Zavi Borja- Community Relations Manager, City of Bend Lauren Simpson- Product Manager, Suterra Katie Pelchar- Sales Manager, LoanDepot Moderator: Chloe Crabtree- Bend Chamber Description: We’ve learned a lot about what it takes to hire and retain [...]

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How Do We Do More with Less Water

August 18, 2022 Water defines the landscape in Central Oregon-from Wickiup Reservoir to irrigation in Jefferson County-and all the uses in between. This forum will explore the conservation, technology and policy solutions to how we can do more with less [...]


Student Responses to Ranked Choice Voting Forum

Two students were invited as guests of City Club to attend our October Forum on Ranked Choice Voting. Here are their perspectives on the forum. Rank choice voting provides a system in which the candidate with the broadest support wins. With the more [...]

Student Responses to 2022 Oregon Governor’s Debate

Two students were invited as guests of City Club to attend the debate we co-hosted. Here at their responses to the questions we asked them. Do you think the candidates have a good understanding of the issues facing your generation? The issues facing [...]

City Club Creates Conversation — Everyone Wants to be Heard

BY LINDA ORCELLETTO — CITY CLUB OF CENTRAL OREGON ON OCTOBER 19, 2021 Cascade Business News When it comes to creating conversation in Central Oregon, City Club of Central Oregon plays an essential role in helping our communities have dialogues about critical issues. City Club [...]

Continue the Conversation: Bend’s Urban Core

Allison Platt, Senior Planner with the City of Bend, answers additional questions from the August City Club Forum on Bend’s Urban Core. To stay up-to-date on the City of Bend’s Core Area Project sign up for the mailing list at [...]

Your Role in Suicide Prevention

In April 2017, City Club hosted a forum called “Zero Suicide – A Community’s Call to Action.” As National Suicide Prevention Month ends, we revisit this important topic in our community with a true account from City Club Member Lisa Dobey, Executive Director [...]