Thursday, October 19, 2017 (third Thursday)
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Networking
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Program

Riverhouse on the Deschutes (Convention Center)
2850 NW Rippling River Court • Bend, OR 97701

Fee Schedule: 

$25 for members; $40 for non-members.

Registration closes at noon on Monday, October 16.

Plated lunch is included. NO registrations will be available beyond the deadline.

We are unable to accommodate walk-ins on forum day.

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Interested in sponsoring one of our forums? Contact Joey Drucker at the information below.

Joey Drucker, Executive Director
City Club of Central Oregon


Community Partner in Education:

OSU-Cascades Campus

Partner in Higher Education and Workforce Development:

Central Oregon Community College

Elite Event Sponsor:

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

Platinum Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Founding Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

In-Kind Donor:


October forum


Exploring the crisis of confidence in the American news media and how to fix it

Journalism is an institution built on trust. Yet just 32 percent of Americans say they trust the news media. Why is journalism so distrusted? What are the implications? And what might be done to rebuild trust? Join University of Oregon journalism instructors Todd Milbourn and Lisa Heyamoto for an interactive presentation on the crisis of confidence in American journalism. Milbourn and Heyamoto, both former newspaper reporters, have been traveling across the country and listening to citizens first-hand experiences with reporting in their communities. They’ll share insights from their research and offer strategies for bridging the trust gap.

Lisa Heyamoto is a narrative journalist and senior instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Her work focuses on community-building through storytelling. Before academia, she was a columnist and reporter The Sacramento Bee and The Seattle Times

 Todd Milbourn is an investigative reporter and journalism instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He teaches courses on writing, multimedia storytelling and journalism innovation, and serves as co-director of the UO’s journalism master’s program.









The City Club's annual meeting of members will be held at the October forum. The purpose of such meeting is to hold elections and transact such other business as may come before the meeting.




In an effort to improve your experience at your City Club forums, please review the following:

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum. 

Choices for payment include:

  • Online credit card payment:  When you receive an event email, simply click on the REGISTER HERE button. Once you’ve entered your contact information, you have the option to pay online via credit card.
  • Check by mail: If you select the “pay by check” option during the online registration process, we will be alerted to check our mailbox. We need your checks by the Tuesday before the forum.
  • Credit card by phone:  You may also call us to finalize your registration and pay by credit card.  Your credit card information will be taken over the phone and you will receive an email confirmation of payment.

Registration closes at noon on the Monday prior to the Thursday forum.

Although you have registered and pre-paid online, please remember to check in at the registration table to receive your name tag.

  • We are unable to accommodate walk-ins on the day of the forum.
  • Refunds may be issued for cancellations if made 48 hours prior to the event.  Cancellations less than 48 hours are non-refundable.
  • If you have already registered, but are no longer able to attend, you may send someone in your place. We would appreciate you letting us know the name of the alternate person 48 hours prior to the forum so we can update our registration list and have the correct name tag waiting.
  • If you registered online but have not prepaid or called to cancel, you will be invoiced for the forum.  Reason why? Our attendee count is submitted to the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center 72 hours prior to the forum and we are charged for the cost of your lunch – regardless if you attend or not.
  • As a courtesy to others, we ask that you do not video or record our forum. Recordings are available on our website and on COTV.
  • By registering for this event, you acknowlede that your name, image or voice may be used for the live streaming and/or production of a Zolo Media video, KPOV fm, internet or print project.

Thank you for your support of City Club - we will see you at the forum!