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The City of Bend is governed by an elected body of citizens at large whose primary role is to set policy that reflects community values.


Bend City Councilors and the Mayor are elected by the citizens of Bend and serve four-year terms. The Councilors elect a Mayor Pro Tem from amongst themselves. The Mayor leads the City Council meetings and serves as an ambassador for the City. For more information, visit the City Council page.


The City Manager and staff work to serve the community and focus their operations on core services such as public safety, economic and community development and growth management. To learn more, explore the City's department pages.


Committees are a great way to get involved with City government. The City has a number of boards, committees, commissions or advisory groups that make recommendations to City Council or City administrative staff. Find out more, and explore current opportunities on the Citizen Committees pages.

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