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Applicants sought for Bend economic advisory panel


The City of Bend is seeking applicants to fill one three-year appointment and one alternate position on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board.

Applicants must be residents of the City of Bend and represent a key industry located within the city.

The advisory board provides a private sector perspective in advising the Bend City Council on topics related to business development and economic growth.

The board is also charged with aiding in the organization of City economic development resources, facilitating entrepreneurial support between community organizations, and oversight of existing City agreements with Economic Development for Central Oregon and Visit Bend.

Committee members are appointed for three-year terms. The advisory board meets at least once monthly for two hours and applicants should be able to accommodate attending these meetings, often during business hours.

To apply for the advisory board, applicants must complete an online application. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Applications will be reviewed and candidates may be interviewed in early to mid-September.

For more information on serving on the committee, please contact Ben Hemson , Business Advocate, at 541-388-5529 or

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