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How we get there matters. We can all be a part of making Bend a thriving, livable community now and in the future.

 The City is actively recruiting nine positions for the Environment and Climate Committee (ECC) until July 31, 2020.

The Committee's primary focus is to provide input and recommendations to the City Council on topics related to environmental stewardship and to oversee implementation of the Community Climate Action Plan, adopted in December 2019. 

We are seeking individuals who have experience or expertise, professional or lived, in the following or other related subject matters: energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy efficient building, environmental justice, equity in environmental stewardship and sustainability, alternative transportation and mobility, energy policy, environmental policy, forestry, water resources, ecology, other life sciences, carbon emission reduction, and other related areas. We seek inclusive membership of diverse and varied perspectives and experience. 

This committee will help fulfill current and future Council goals and projects related to environmental stewardship, and provide a resource to Council when relevant community issues arise. The ECC will:

  • Develop recommendations and build partnerships to advance implementation of the Community Climate Action Plan;
  • Provide input in the City's review and development of plans, ordinances, actions, and policies as relevant
  • Provide advisory input to the City Council during Council goal setting and budgeting processes; and
  • Provide input on adopted Council goals as they relate to natural resources and the environment.

Committee members will be expected to actively participate in monthly meetings, generally 1.5 - 2 hours. Committee members will determine regular schedule that works best for the members. 

For more information about this Committee, please review the code and ordinance created to establish the Committee. Please contact Cassie Lacy with any questions about the Committee or application process. 

Apply online now at the Advisory Committee Application.


The City integrates best practices for sustainability into its work across departments and in partnership with the community.

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The City is working with the community to increase energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel use for cost reduction, health protection, environmental stewardship and economic stability.

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The City provides affordable water, wastewater and stormwater services to customers  while balancing the natural environment and sustaining critical water resources.

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The City Transportation System Plan update process is underway to create a well-developed transportation system that enables people to safely and reliably get to their destination.

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Forests (Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project partner)

The City partners with the Deschutes National Forest to provide wildfire safety and protect the forest as important wildlife habitat, an economic engine for our region, a source of clean and abundant water and a world-class recreational playground.


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