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The Bend Economic Development Advisory Board brings a business community perspective to Bend City Hall.

The Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB) is a City Council chartered board tasked with providing input and policy advice to Council and staff on issues relating to business development and economic growth.

The 14-member board consists of nine representatives from Bend’s major industries, each serving staggered three-year terms, and four staff members from City economic development partners.


  • Keith Dodge, Chair (Keith Dodge CPA) 
  • Travis Davis, Vice-Chair (PayneWest Insurance)
  • Lisa Goodman, Vice-Chair (St. Charles Health System)
  • Stephanie Senner (Suterra)
  • Wendy McGrane (US Bank)
  • Brecht Palombo (Distressed Pro)
  • Jamie Klopp (Epic Aircraft)
  • Kevin Cole (Mid-Oregon Credit Union)
  • Brenda Speirs (Buzztag)
  • Karen Koppel-Alternate (NAI Cascade)


  • Kevney Dugan (Visit Bend)
  • Roger Lee (EDCO)
  • Ken Betschart (Small Business Development)
  • Jim Sansburn (Bend Chamber of Commerce)
  • Heather Ficht (EC Works)


Next Meeting: Monday, July 6th at 12:00 pm.

This meeting will be held via WebEx.  Meeting start time is 12:00 pm; however, please join no later than 11:45 am so that any technical issues can be resolved before the meeting begins. 

Public comments for this meeting will be via email only.  Please send any comments to prior to 10:00 am on Monday, July 6th .  Comments will be shared with committee members.

To join via Computer (WebEx), click the following link:

Meeting password if prompted:  BEDABJuly20


Or you may call into the meeting and enter the access code:

United States Toll Free: 1-855-282-6330

United States Toll: 1-415-655-0002

Access code: 146 145 2663 ##

WebEx controls instructions


If you have technical difficulties connecting to the meeting, call 541-410-9341.


The BEDAB meets on the first Monday of each month at noon in Council Chambers at Bend City Hall.  Stay in the loop on BEDAB related public meetings via the City’s monthly calendar, located here.

You can access previous BEDAB meeting agendas and minutes here.

07/06/2020 Agenda
06/11/2020 Agenda; BEDAB Strategic Plan 2019-21
06/01/2020  Agenda; Visit Bend Draft Business Plan- FY 21; Visit Bend Business Plan Presentation; Minutes
03/02/2020  Agenda; Minutes
02/03/2020  Agenda; Transportation Bond presentation; Memo-election advocacy restrictions; Quick guide to election advocacy; State code regarding election advocacy; Minutes
01/06/2020 Agenda; BEDAB Planning Commission letter (Core Area code updates); Minutes
12/02/2019 Agenda; BEDAB Climate Action Plan letter; Minutes
11/04/2019 Agenda; Dev Code 4.7 Feedback; Core Area Project Update; Urban Renewal Update; Minutes
10/07/2019 Agenda; East Cascades Works Presentation; Visit Bend Update; Childcare Presentation; Draft Policy Creation Workflow; Minutes
09/09/2019 Agenda; BEDAB CET letter - draft; CEDR Sponsorship Feedback; Initial Climate Action Plan Feedback; Minutes
08/19/2019 Agenda; Supplemental Construction Excise Tax; Land Supply Update; City Council Subcommittees; Minutes
06/03/2019 Agenda; CCAP Update; Minutes
05/06/2019  Agenda; Visit Bend Business Plan FY2020; Minutes
04/29/2019 Agenda; EDCO 2019-21 Scope of Services (Draft); EDCO 2019-21 Strategic Plan; Visit Bend FY2020 Board Draft; Minutes
04/01/2019 Agenda; EDCO Progress Report; EDCO 2019-21 Scope of Services (Draft); Business Registration Revenue 3/27/19; Revenue & Expenses 3/27/19; 2019-21 Proposed Expenses; Minutes

Agenda;  Advocacy re: BPRD SDCs; East Cascade Works update; SCORE update;

Public Comment - HAN/Transit Station; Minutes


Agenda; BEDAB Council Goal Setting Memo; BEDAB CCAP Focus Group; Minutes
01/07/2019  Agenda; BEDAB Draft 2019-21 Strategic Plan Outline; Minutes
12/03/2018  Agenda; Minutes
10/01/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Southeast Area Plan
09/10/2018  Agenda; Minutes; BBA Revenue & Expenses 9/7/18; BizReg Revenue 9/1/18; EDCO Bend Program Results 2018 Q1-2
07/09/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Juniper Ridge Working Group Packet; CEDR Subcommittee Memo - Budget Allocations;

Chamber Child Care Survey

06/04/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BEDAB Update; BEDAB Strategic Plan Kickoff
05/21/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Business Plan 2018
05/07/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Business Plan 2018; Visit Bend Reserve Fund Proposal; UGB Implementation Update; Conflicts of Interest Memo
04/02/2018 AgendaMinutes; UGB Implementation - Evaluation Summary Matrix; Memo: Review of Advocacy Discussion on UGB Implementation; Oregon Outdoor Alliance Presentation; EDCO: Lead Generation and Quarterly Update 
03/05/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BEDAB Work Plan Update 2017-18Food Hub; Food Cluster Notes; Economic Impact of Local Food overview; Economic Impact of Local Food article; Food Cluster Budget 7/1/17-6/30/18; Estimated Food Cluster Budget 7/1/18-6/30/19
02/05/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BBA Revenue & Expenses 2/02/2018; BizReg Program Revenue 2/02/2018
01/08/2018  Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Update 1/2018; EDCO Enterprise Zone 5 Year Abatement Proposal
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