Thursday, November 16, 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, November 13.

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:


November forum

The Role of Immigrants
in Central Oregon

We are riddled with stories about immigration in our national news feeds – from pictures of families being torn apart to escalating statistics on the cost of immigrants. City Club takes on this controversial topic to uncover the economic impacts of legal immigration from a national and local Central Oregon perspective. We will discuss a range of viewpoints from a business owner maintaining and growing our local economy to an immigration attorney and an economist who bring facts and figures about this debated issue. Definitions of immigrants in Central Oregon and the current policies and their impacts - myths and truths – will be deciphered.

Join City Club in understanding the present and future role of immigrants in Central Oregon’s workforce.


Jon Wolf, Economics Professor at Central Oregon Community College
Jon has 25 years of experience as a government and corporate economist. He brings a unique ability to explain economics from a perspective of a “study of choices.” Jon will educate the audience on the economic impacts of legal immigration.

Micaela Guthrie, Bend Immigration Group
Micaela has dedicated her legal career to the practice of immigration law and has dealt with nearly all facets of immigration law. She has worked as the Managing Attorney of a non-profit, in private practice and as an Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. Micaela will provide details on the legal specifics around U.S. Immigration laws.

Wallace Dale Corwin, JELD-WEN Inc.
Wally is a fourth generation Central Oregonian and Vice President at JELD-WEN, responsible for building a business in Central Oregon. He has served on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board and is active in the Central Oregon Community. Wally will provide a perspective of legal immigration to local business owners.



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!