• Seeking Bend Planning Commission Applicants

    Planning Commission members are appointed by the City Council for four-year terms to review and make recommendations regarding land use matters subject to the processes of State law and City code.

    12/13/2018 3:46:41 PM

  • Online Community Survey Available

    The City wants to gather feedback about the City and City services, and is asking Bend residents to take 10 minutes to participate in an online community survey. Go to:

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM

  • Affordable Housing Public Meeting

    Bend residents are invited to attend a public meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, to provide input on what affordable housing solutions could ease “rent burden” in Bend.

    12/6/2018 10:40:49 AM

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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 are elected by the citizens of Bend and serve a four year term. The Councilors elect a Mayor and Mayor Pro tem 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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