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  • Bend’s watershed not affected by the Cougar Butte Fire

    Bend’s drinking water collected from the Bridge Creek watershed area is currently safe and unaffected by the Cougar Butte Fire burning in the Tumalo Creek drainage area about 11 miles west of Bend. The fire has grown to over 150 acres and is moving west away from the City of Bend watershed and water intake facility.

    5/27/2017 1:52:43 PM

  • Weekly Road and Traffic Report

    For the week of: May 29 – June 3

    5/26/2017 9:39:18 AM

  • City offers free Irrigation Sprinkler Inspections

    Participants receive a customized inspection report with a recommended watering schedule as well as recommendations and tips to make their irrigation system more efficient.

    5/24/2017 9:18:45 AM

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City Manager's Office

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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.


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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