NOTE DATE:

August 15 (Thursday)
1:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Networking
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Program

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

Fee Schedule: 

$25 for members; $45 for non-members.

Registration closes at noon on Monday, August 12.

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

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum.

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

Contact:
Joey Drucker, Executive Director
City Club of Central Oregon
info@cityclubco.com
541-633-7163

SPONSORS AND DONORS:

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:

Contact

Joey Drucker, Executive Director 
City Club of Central Oregon 
541-633-7163 
info@cityclubco.com 

 

August 15 (Thursday)

REDEVELOPMENT IN
BEND'S CENTRAL DISTRICT

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Urban Renewal


Urban renewal is not just for blighted inner cities. With Bend’s fast-paced growth, we have the opportunity to redefine the center of our city as a place that accommodates mixed residential and commercial development, entertainment and community-friendly spaces. The City of Bend’s Core Area Planning process is currently identifying how to move these opportunities forward, using tools like urban renewal. 

This month’s forum will focus on the Bend Central District (BCD), which has been the impetus for much planning and community advocacy to become a more dense, mixed-use neighborhood.

 Featured speaker Michele Reeves is a national expert in helping communities recognize and leverage their strengths, and accomplish their economic development goals. Michelle will show how other communities have successfully used redevelopment to create vibrancy and provide economic opportunity to a wide cross section of their community, along with pitfalls to avoid. Case studies will include urban renewal and economic development initiatives that: 

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    • Lower barriers to entry for minority-owned businesses
    • Provide wealth-building opportunities for small businesses priced out of a market. 
    • Create district vitality for modest investments

In addition, hear from Allison Platt, Senior Planner of Growth Management with the City of Bend with a brief update of the current progress in the BCD. 

Bring your curiosity, and questions. This forum is designed to make you more informed, and engaged about the future of Bend and its infrastructure. 

Extended Q&A: We will continue the conversation directly following the forum with an extended 30 minute Q&A with the speakers for those who wish to stay.


PRESENTING SPONSORS

 

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS


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Sandy Garner

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* * IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ * *

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 3 days 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 three days prior to the 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 typically 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.
  • Individuals registered at the member rate but are not eligible will be invoiced for the difference in cost.
  • 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!