What's Brewing | Why Local Elections Matter
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Why is it important to pay attention to local elections? Many local-level decisions have more direct impact on voters' everyday lives than what happens in Washington D.C. Join the discussion about the role of the Bend City Council, how it impacts you and trickles out to the community. Attendees will also get a sneak peak and the opportunity to weigh in on Bend 2030s “charter review” educational series that's coming this fall, focusing on geographical representation, elected mayor and council compensation.
City Council trivia: did you know...
- Bend City Councilors are elected by the citizens of Bend and serve a four year term.
- Council members receive a $200 stipend in accordance with the City Charter and receive no other compensation for serving on the council.
- Bend City Council elects the mayor from its membership at the first city council meeting in January.
- The Bend City Manager prepares a written agenda for all regular council meetings, including work sessions.
- The City does not control parks or schools, nor does it provide social services.
City Manager Eric King (learn more)
Bend City Councilor Victor Chudowsky (learn more)
Former Bend City Councilor Mark Capell (learn more)
Bend Chamber PAC Chair Troy Reinhart (learn more)
Brought to you by the Advocacy Council of the Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Congratulations to our Salute to Commerce recipient this month, Ashley Furniture HomeStore