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Bryant, Madrigal to receive Deschutes ‘Big Chainring Awards’


Next week, Deschutes County will honor two local leaders for their efforts to make Deschutes County bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

The County’s 2016 Big Chainring Award recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Bryant, ODOT
Bryant, who serves as ODOT’s Region 4 Manager, is being recognized for his efforts to implement the area active transportation plan through staffing and leadership. This program will positively impact all of ODOT’s Region 4 communities through better planning, development and delivery of active transportation facilities.

Individual: Therese Madrigal, Commute Options
Madrigal, who serves as Commute Options Board Chair, is being honored for her tireless work and guidance in supporting the mission of Commute Options while balancing the work and efforts of Central Oregon personnel. Her work has facilitated programs that provide a broad spectrum of benefits to individuals, businesses, and the greater Central Oregon community.

The Deschutes County Commissioners and Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will recognize Bryant and Madrigal on Monday, June 20, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Barnes and Sawyer rooms of the Deschutes County Services Center, which is located at 1300 NW Wall Street in Bend.

Since 1996, the Big Chainring Awards have been awarded annually to honor individuals, businesses, and public agencies that have made significant contributions in support of better bicycling and walking in Central Oregon.

For more information, please contact Deschutes County Associate Planner Matthew Martin at (541) 330-4620.

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