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On June 21, 2017, the Bend City Council unanimously supported a resolution for the City of Bend to be recognized as a Welcoming City.

Welcoming Cities are guided by the principles of inclusion and creating communities that prosper because everyone feels welcome, including immigrants and refugees. Read our Welcoming City Resolution.


As part of the Welcoming America network, we join other welcoming communities around the country in celebrating Welcoming Week, Sept. 15-24, 2017.  Welcoming Week is a series of events in our community that raise awareness about our status as a Welcoming City and the benefits of welcoming everyone in Bend.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved in Welcoming Week in Bend!

On Social Media

At Your Business

  • Download the "I'm a Welcomer" sign from Welcoming America
  • Post it in the window of your business to let people know you are a Welcomer

At Events

With Your Family and Friends

  • Spread the word about Welcoming Week and what it means to be a Welcoming City
  • Encourage friends and family to attend Welcoming Wek events with you
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