Forum Reflections & Resources

COCC Virtual Candidate Forum

May 3, 2023 Zone 5 (Bend): Diane Berry and Erin Merz Zone 6 (Black Butte, Sisters): Kevin Knight, Jim Porter and Maureen Radon. Micheal Sipe has withdrawn from this race and David E. Price was unable to attend. Moderator: Gerry [...]

Bend LaPine Schools Zone 6 & 7 Virtual Candidate Forum

April 27, 2023 Confirmed Candidates: Zone 6: Melissa Barnes Dholakia Zone 7: Kina Chadwick Rod Hanson Elizabeth Justema Declined to participate: Zone 7 -Nicole Fitch and Zone 6 - Chet Wamboldt Moderated by: Nicole Vulcan, The Source [...]

Bend LaPine Schools Zone 3 & 5 Virtual Candidate Forum

April 26, 2023 Candidates: Zone 3 (Precincts 2,4,6, 9, 25,32): Cameron Fischer and Christopher Strengberg Zone 5 (Precincts 21,33,34,42,43,44): Sherrie Grieef and Amy Tatom Moderated by: Joni Land, Central Oregon Correspondent at OPB [...]

Deschutes Public Library Virtual Candidate Forum

April 25, 2022 Candidates: Zone 1: Cynthia Claridge and Tony Oliver (please note that Ms. Oliver will not appear on screen, but you will be able to hear her answers). Zone 4: Marisa Hossick and Raymond Miao Moderator: Kim Scott, [...]

Regional City Managers Forum

April 20, 2023 City Club of Central Oregon hosted its Annual Regional City Managers Forum at Tetherow Resort on Thursday, April 20th. Tammy Baney, Executive Director of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, hosted the Forum which included: Eric King, City [...]


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 [...]