Thursday, September 20, 2018 (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, September 17.

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:

Silver Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

September forum

Donuts to Yoga

How a Case Study of Bend Cops May Change
How You View Health and Productivity
in Your Home and Workplace

photo courtesy of Mindful Magazine, "Mindful Policing: The Future of Force"

How would you react if your seemingly-fit 43-year-old coworker died suddenly from a heart attack? For most of us, that would be a wake-up call.

When Sgt. Johnny Lawrence passed away without warning, the Bend Police Department recognized it was time to make a change.

Police officers know their work is inherently stressful. The health problems officers face over many years of emotional and physical stress have dire consequences on their health. The number one killer of our men and women in blue is cardiac arrest. And suicide rates among officers are now nearly equal to the number of officers killed by assaults and accidents.

Through the Johnny Lawrence Project, a wellness program that encompasses in-house yoga, mindfulness, functional fitness, on-duty workouts and a comprehensive health screening, Bend Police Department is helping teach its officers how to take better care of themselves and earning national accolades for its pioneering work.

The benefits of this kind of wellness program go far beyond the Bend police department. After listening to our panel, you may want to incorporate some of the techniques into your workplace or way of life.


  • Bend Police Sgt. Scott Vincent
  • R. Andrew Barram, PSY.D.
  • Dave Dedrick, MD

Moderated by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel





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!