Vision, Mission and Values

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The City of Bend will be renowned for its innovation and vibrant quality of life.

Providing the right public services for the Bend way of life.


  • Integrity: We are honest and ethical in all actions taken, even when no one is watching.

  • Accountability: We are accountable to the public and we take responsibility for the actions and decisions of the City.

  • Innovation: We embrace change, are flexible and do not hesitate to experiment with new ideas, programs or technologies to improve our effectiveness.

  • Communication: We commit to the open, clear, timely, constructive and collaborative exchange of information focused toward results.

  • Respect: We are courteous and seek to understand and acknowledge the views and values of everyone.

  • Leadership: We have the courage to go first, take risks, inspire others, and do the right thing.