Election 2018: Sally Russell Wins Bend Mayoral Race

Sally Russell won Bend’s first mayoral race in over a century and is now the first woman elected to the post.

Russell, a city council member since 2012 and currently serving as mayor pro tem, took a decisive lead on Tuesday over her main opponent, city council member and software company CEO Bill Moseley.

As of Thursday morning Russell held 50.18 percent of the vote to Moseley’s 40.88 percent.

Moseley conceded the race to Russell Tuesday night.

Supper Club: Role of First Elected Bend City Mayor

Four of the candidates for Bend Mayor had their first debate at the Ten Barrel Eastside Pub on Tuesday. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with Bend City Councilors, Barb Campbell and Justin Livingston to talk about the role of the new mayor, who will be the first elected mayor in the city’s history.

A 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: Preview of the State of the City Address

The State of the City Address is coming up next week and Bend Mayor, Casey Roats and the city manager, Eric King, sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt for a preview of the State of the City in this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to Casey and Eric for joining us. If you want to watch the State of the City in person, you can see it next Tuesday at 10 Barrel Brewing‘s eastside location at 5 p.m.

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 and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: City Club Regional Forum

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt attended the City Club regional forum at Eagle Crest in Redmond, titled: Growth’s Impact on our Communities. The speakers included local city managers and a mayor from Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Sisters and Madras.

Moderator Scott Aycock with the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council set the stage with some impressive statistics. Since 1990, Central Oregon has grown 122 percent. By 2025, there will be another 37,000 people here. By 2040, another 113,000 and the population is expected to double with another 250,000 people by 2065.

How are the diverse communities in our region planning for this growth and what are some of the challenges they are facing? This was the conversation at the City Club forum and some highlights of that conversation make up this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to City Club for inviting us to their regional forum and thanks to all of the city managers for their input. 

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.