Forum Reflections & Resources

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 [...]

Getting From Here to There

July 14, 2022 The July Transportation Forum provided insights on current transportation and transit projects in Bend, including an update on the status of Bend's Transportation System Plan (TSP—our 20-year assessment and plan for transportation needs) as well as a [...]


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 [...]

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, [...]