• Public Hearings on fees and 2019-21 budget

    The City will hold a public hearing on proposed fee changes at 7 p.m. on June 19 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, Bend. The proposed fee changes will be effective July 1, 2019.

    6/14/2019 11:47:08 AM

  • Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the week of June 17-23

    6/14/2019 10:52:46 AM

  • Illegal Fireworks Task Force

    The City is planning to pair Police officers and Fire inspectors for an Illegal Fireworks Task Force to respond exclusively to illegal fireworks calls in late June and early July. The task force will patrol areas where data have shown a higher use of illegal fireworks.

    6/13/2019 3:18:18 PM

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Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy was elected and seated on the City Council in January 2017. He also served on the City Council from 2000 to 2008, including a stint as Mayor.

Bruce moved to Bend in 1992. He is married to Dr. Mary Meador and has two adult daughters.

Bruce's top issues include affordable housing and homelessness. He has been involved in educational initiatives including Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Camp Tamarack (outdoor school), Better Together, Cascades Commitment and TeachOregon.


Graduate: John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Master's in Public Policy
Undergraduate: Swarthmore College, BA in Economics and Political Science


Bend La Pine School District
Grant Writer


Central Oregon Community College
Board Member

Rotary Club of Greater Bend


Bend-La Pine School District
Board Member

Bend Park and Recreation District
Board Member

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