COVID-19 INFO: City closures and cancellations, resources for businesses and people.



  • Butler Market Road Closures Start April 13

    As part of the Empire Corridor Improvements Project, additional segments of NE Butler Market Road will be closed starting April 13. The scheduled closures on Butler Market are at 27th Street, Deschutes Market Road, Cole Road and Eagle Road. These closures will extend for five months.

    4/6/2020 10:00:32 AM

  • Bend Discourages Tourist Travel and Related Activities

    City advisory supports Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders to minimize non-essential travel to reduce exposure to and spread of COVID-19, novel coronavirus.

    3/27/2020 8:24:03 AM

  • Core Services, Public Works and construction operations continue

    City staff has mostly transitioned to working remotely. We are still providing public safety, clean drinking water, safe sewage treatment, building inspections, street maintenance, access to economic resources and more.

    3/26/2020 12:14:45 PM

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Citizen Committees

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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.

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Some committees are ongoing and established by law. Others are ad hoc, which means they are specific to a project and short-term.



Permanent Committees

Ad-Hoc Committees


An effective Citizen Committee is comprised of individuals who have skills appropriate to the needs of the particular group. Appointed volunteers are considered public officials. Unless explicitly authorized by statute, ordinance, or other formal action of the City Council, the authority of the Citizen Committee is limited to making recommendations to the City Council.

Each group is staffed by a City of Bend employee liaison who will provide necessary administrative staff support.

Use the following application to apply for all committees:

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Current Vacancies:

City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee (COBAAC) - Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 10, 2020

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) - Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on Friday, May 1, 2020


Council members are assigned as liaison to the Citizen Committees or other bodies that advise the Council.

A chair and vice-chair will be elected by motion annually at the first meeting in each calendar year. All meetings shall be subject to the requirements of Oregon Public Meeting Law. A majority of the voting members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business and the concurrence of a majority of those members present and voting shall be required to decide any matter. These meetings are an opportunity for public involvement in the discussion of issues relating to that particular board, committee, or commission.

Except for the Budget Committee, each Citizen Committee shall report on its activities at least annually.

Council Subcommittees

In order to efficiently provide preliminary policy guidance to staff, Council Subcommittees assess the effectiveness of advisory boards to respond to items of community interest.

For more information, visit the Council Subcommittees page.

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