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The responsibilities of the City Manager's Office include the provision of professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council.


The City Manager's Office is also tasked with the development and recommendation of alternative solutions to community problems for Council consideration, the planning and development of new programs to meet future needs of the City, preparation of the annual budget, community relations, interagency coordination and fostering community pride in City government through excellent customer service.

Meet the City Manager

Eric King Portrait

Eric King began his career in local government working for the City of Portland. In his 10 years there, he worked on a variety of projects and programs focusing on economic development and program management. He began working for the City of Bend as Assistant City Manager in April, 2007 and accepted the position of City Manager in May, 2008.

Eric was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University. Eric has been a volunteer with SMART which promotes early childhood literacy, serves on the Visit Bend Board, is a Board member of the Oregon City/County Managers' Association, and also serves on the KIDS Center Board.

Eric loves Bend for its scenic beauty, the multitude of outdoor activities it offers, and most importantly, he and his wife Martha believe Bend is an ideal place to raise their two young children.


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2015 Community Survey Report
2015 Community Survey Presentation
2013 Community Survey Results
2013 Community Survey Online Results