Envision Bend enters public phase for Bend Vision Project with survey, workshops, events

(Update: Incorporating video and responses from the press conference)

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) –The Bend Eyesight Task has done the “quiet period”- interviewing group leaders, “connectors, recruiting project partners, and looking into developments — world wide, national and local.

4 people today spoke at Tuesday evening’s news function to kick off that upcoming, extra community stage.

Laura Fritz, Visualize Bend govt, told us how several persons have been interviewed so much.

“We have interviewed about sixty community leaders and connectors,” Fritz reported. “We have talked to numerous, several of our corporations within our community by now. There are some themes that are very — rather popular. Of training course, affordability is a person of all those.”

I questioned Zak Boone, an Visualize Bend board member, what he thinks of Bend’s present route.

“There are difficult issues,” Boone stated. “But the extra we can provide people collectively — we have a whole lot of sensible individuals, we have a good deal of engaged people, we have a whole lot of individuals in this neighborhood that have been here prolonged before I’ve been right here. I have been right here for 16 decades.

“I imagine bringing these folks together will make some of those people problems less overwhelming. I don’t imagine of it as points that are damaged proper now. I think they are things we want to pay back consideration to and enjoy very carefully, and get as a lot of as persons jointly as probable.”

The Bend Eyesight Undertaking is an exertion to imagine a improved long term for Bend and what the local community desires Bend to appear like the approaching a long time. In the course of the launch week, there will be events, workshops and prize giveaways.

One of the launch event’s panelists, Gwenn Wysling, the Bethlehem Inn’s government director, explained, “As we are working collectively, I believe it’s the intention and the objective with which we as a group glance at these difficulties and come up with alternatives.”

You can find also a survey, equally in English and Spanish at https://envisionbend.org. It can take 10 minutes to finish. The purpose is to access as lots of persons as attainable. For the upcoming 3 to 4 months, Visualize Bend will be acquiring your thoughts on the needs and wants for Bend’s potential.

Right here is the schedule of Envision Bend gatherings throughout Launch 7 days:

• Participation at Oregon Adaptive Sports’ Bicycle Night time, 4 to 7 p.m., July 13, at Pine Nursery Park,
3750 N.E. Purcell Blvd., Bend
• Bend Eyesight Job ‘Listen & Envision’ public digital workshop, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 14, by means of
Zoom (pre-register demanded https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/bend-eyesight-initiatives-listenenvision-workshops-752749)
• Participation at the Central Oregon Latino Partnership Program’s Conexiones event, 4:30 to
6:30 p.m., July 14, at The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend
• Participation at the Alpenglow Park grand opening with a pop-up tent, 4 to 8 p.m., July 15, the
park is positioned at 61049 S.E. 15th St., Bend

Here is a ‘snapshot report’ released Tuesday night on the group’s results so considerably: