For generations Pilot Butte has served as a beacon and wayfinder for Central Oregon, guiding people as they traversed this region in search of a better life. Today, it also symbolizes what Envision Bend seeks for our community – a clear sense of direction and better lives for all our residents.
No one wants to lose the things we love about living in Bend. And yet the world is changing around us every day. Change brings challenges, but also opportunities. Our goal is to help greater Bend seize on the opportunities.
Envision Bend brings people together from all corners of our community to discuss and shape our shared future. Join our community dialogue to envision a more vibrant, inclusive, and resilient Bend.
You can help us plan for the future of Bend in a number of ways. Stay informed. Get involved. Join the Vision Action Team. Support us by volunteering. If you can, consider donating to our effort. Start right now by signing up for more information and we’ll keep you up to date. And please join us on this journey!
Community Poll Results
Thanks to everyone who took the Community Poll! More than 900 residents weighed in, reviewing 60 “big ideas” for the future of Bend — and recommending their top picks. View the Community Poll Report here. This report, along with the full list of ideas we received, has been handed off to four action teams as they build our community’s Vision Action Plan. Watch this space!
An Envision Bend Gallery
Our Leadership Alliance
Photos courtesy of Steven Ames, Lisa Bell, Bend Park & Recreation District, Casey Bergh, Matthew Lasala, Old Mill District, OSU-Cascades, Presley Quon, and Nate Wyeth