The release of greater Bend’s five-year Vision Action Plan culminates an 17-month process that gained input from more than 3,500 participants through interviews, focus groups, polls, surveys, and community summit. The four Vision Action Teams built upon this foundation of input to craft 28 actionable strategies over the next 5 years.
The 2024-28 Vision Action Plan includes four “game-changer” initiatives, four “quick wins”, 20 supporting projects, and has more than 128 partnering organizations identified in the plan.
The Vision Action Plan 2024-2028 is greater Bend’s first large-scale visioning project since 2005-2006. Through the good work of scores of local organizations much of our original vision was achieved, including such initiatives as the Oregon State University-Cascades campus, Cascades East Public Transit, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, and more. It also guided the plans of many other local organizations.