Supper Club: Compensation Changes to Bend City Charter

A compensation committee met this week to discuss possible changes to Bend City Charter and the amount of pay that the mayor and city councilors would receive in the future.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend Mayor, Casey Roats, Mayor Pro Tem, Sally Russell and Bend City Councilor, Nathan Boddie, to talk about the options that the committee is considering.

Thanks to Casey, Sally and Nathan for joining us. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Bend City Charter Changes

Bend voters will get to decide on two major changes to the city’s charter this May. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend Mayor, Casey Roats, Mayor Pro Tem, Sally Russell and Bend City Councilor, Nathan Boddie, to talk about some of the potential changes in store for city government.

Thanks to Casey, Sally and Nathan for joining us. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: From Farm to Table

There is a growing movement to make it easier to get locally-grown food from Central Oregon farms to your table. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with a local farmer, an executive chef, and a woman whose organization works to make locally-grown food more accessible.

Thanks to Elizabeth Weigand, owner at Agricultural Connections, Megan, co-owner at Boundless Farmstead, and Brian Kerr, executive chef at Deschutes Brewery and Public House for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The State of Our Schools

Recent nationwide studies have ranked Oregon near the bottom of the country when it comes to education spending and test scores so for this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with a Bend-La Pine school board member, the president of Central Oregon Community College and the vice president of OSU-Cascades for a closer look at the state of our schools.

Thanks to Rebecca Johnson, Shirley Metcalf and Cheri Helt for joining us. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Looking Ahead at 2018 – Part 1

We’re kicking off the new year with a look ahead to 2018 so for this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with three guests to give us some insight and a couple of predictions into what might happen in the new year with the economy, the growth of Bend and high school sports.

Thanks to Mike Ficher, play-by-play announcer at COTV Sports, Dino Vendetti of Seven Peaks Ventures and Erin Foote Morgan, former Bend 2030 Executive Director, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Year in Review 2017 – #MeToo

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna sat down with the Source Weekly‘s Nicole Vulcan, former state senator Chris Telfer and businessman Preston Callicott to talk about the social movement started by the hashtag #MeToo. It was a lively, hopeful conversation that we were fortunate to be a part of.

Thanks to Preston, Chris and Nicole for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Political Year in Review 2017

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna had the chance to reflect on 2017 with a local businessman, the editor of the Source Weekly and a former state senator.

They talked about politics–particularly Knute Buehler‘s run for governor and the first year of Trump’s presidency.

Thanks to Preston, Chris and Nicole for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Year In Review 2017

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt sat down with Preston Callicott, CEO of Five Talent Software, Inc.; Oregon Lottery Commissioner Chris Telfer; and Nicole Vulcan, editor of The Source Weekly to discuss the major stories that affected Central Oregon this year.

Topics included the recent announcement by the Bend city Charter Committee, which presented its recommendations to the city council earlier this month and proposed a generally elected mayor and moving Bend to a ward system for city council elections.

Britt and her guests also discussed Oregon State University- Cascades, which received just a fraction of the money the Bend-based university expected to get from the state in order to expand.  They also covered the 2017 fire season, which blanketed Central Oregon and much of the western United States in smoke.

Supper Club: Working in the Trades

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna got the chance to talk with Gary North, vice president of R&H Construction, Laura Handy, executive director of Heart of Oregon Corps and Rosa Madrid, an intern with the COCC Automotive Program about the shortage of trade workers, the renewed interest in young people getting into the trades and how making a living in the trades is quite viable

Thanks to Rosa, Laura and Gary for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Homelessness in Central Oregon

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna Britt talks to three community leaders about how government entities and community groups are working together and looking to the future to deal with the ever-looming issue of homelessness.

Thanks to Tory Flory of Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, Katie Hammer of Redmond Area Park and Recreation District and Shon Rae with Central Oregon Irrigation District for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.