• 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

  • Council anticipates vacancy, announces process

    The Bend City Council plans to declare a vacancy on the Council on Jan, 2, 2019, when Sally Russell becomes Mayor. Russell will vacate the remaining two years of Council Position 3, with a term expiration of December 2020.

    12/5/2018 11:41:42 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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