Our Mission & Vision

Since 2005, Envision Bend has led our community in planning for the future. Many of Greater Bend’s biggest successes of recent years can trace their roots in part to our community’s original vision – a new university campus, a regional transit system, a more diversified economy, more parks and trails, just to name a few.

Today, newly rebranded and reorganized, Envision Bend continues to work with government, business, community groups, and people of all backgrounds and perspectives from across the Bend area to help shape our future, making Bend a better place for everyone.

Envision Bend Mission Statement

Envision Bend brings diverse stakeholders together to educate, engage and empower all members of the Bend community to have a voice in our city’s future.

Envision Bend Vision Statement

Envision Bend is the steward and champion of our community’s Vision, ensuring that the Vision remains vibrant, relevant and strategic by:

  • Convening the community periodically to revise and refresh the Vision.
  • Assembling diverse community stakeholders to advance initiatives and ideas grounded in the Vision.
  • Welcoming and engaging the community in a nonpartisan, inclusive manner to promote a healthy and livable city for all.

Our Staff & Board

Laura Fritz
Laura FritzExecutive Director
James Dorofi
James DorofiBoard Chair
Old Farm District Neighborhood Association
Ted Schoenborn
Ted Schoenborn Board Vice Chair
Bend Park and Recreation District
Peter McCaffrey
Peter McCaffreyBoard Treasurer
William Smith Properties
Presley Quon
Presley QuonBoard Secretary
JBarJ Youth Services
Casey Bergh
Casey BerghOSU Cascades
Kelly Cannon-Miller
Kelly Cannon-MillerDeschutes County Historical Society
Zak Boone
Zak BooneCentral Oregon Community College
Michelle Solley
Michelle SolleySt. Charles Foundation
Emily Tompkins
Emily TompkinsCopacabend, LLC
Kevney Dugan
Kevney DuganVisit Bend
Kathy Schroeder
Kathy SchroederCouncil on Aging of Central Oregon
Erika McCalpine
Erika McCalpineOSU-Cascades

Learn more about our
Leadership Alliance

Leadership Alliance
Learn more about our History & Accomplishments
History & Accomplishments

Photos courtesy of Envision Bend, Bend Park & Recreation District