Events in the Community

A Momentous Achievement for Oregon State Univ. - Cascades

I was fortunate enough to be present at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrated the opening of the new Oregon State University-Cascades Graduate & Research Center near downtown Bend.

As someone who was involved with Oregon State’s expansion to eastern Oregon, I am incredibly proud of the strides the University has made here in the last ten-plus years. Not only will this new facility allow students and faculty to expand their research capabilities but it also paves the way for Oregon State - Cascades to eventually have a four-year campus in this part of the state.  Continued growth in this direction will be a great thing for the University as well as our community here in Bend.

Breaking Ground for Transitional Care in Bend

While we are achieving significant new things for younger people in Bend, we are also seeing great advancements for those in older generations.

I recently witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Bend transitional care facility, the Harmony House. This will be a substantial facility that will cater to the needs of many of those in our community to improve their way of life by way of skilled nursing and rehabilitation service and support.