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COVID-19 Board Changes to Public Comment:

In response to the COVID-19 closures, board meetings are held virtually on Zoom. The public is allowed to make comments on agenda items by joining the Zoom meeting for the visitor section at 5:30 pm. Visitors are asked to use the “raise hand” tool on the Zoom meeting and will then be admitted into the meeting in order received. Visitors will be asked to turn on their camera and microphone and keep comments to a maximum of 3 minutes. The link to the board meeting is included in the agenda found in the board meeting report.

Community members that wish to contact district staff and Board of Director members, please email board@bendparksandrec.org. All comments sent to the board’s email account will be shared with all members of the board and appropriate staff. To contact individual board members, use the intended email for each Director listed below.

Note: All input submitted electronically becomes a public record and can be subject to an open records request; however, it is not entered into the board meeting record.

The district’s Board of Directors is responsible for developing district goals and setting policy.

  • The board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. See schedule below.
  • The board generally meets in a work session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular business meeting. All work sessions and regular meetings are open to the public in-person or virtually through Zoom.
  • Public comment is given at the start of each meeting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Board meetings will be recorded and posted on the website.
  • In-person board meetings are held at the District Office, 799 SW Columbia St. Members of the community are welcome to attend and to provide in-person public comment.

About Work, Business and Executive Sessions

Work Session:
Work sessions are scheduled for the Board to receive and discuss information regarding district operations, projects and planning to aid in their decision-making process. The Board conducts its business during regular meetings to receive information and take action on district operations such as approving contracts, agreements, policies and procedures.

Business Session:
During a public meeting, the board may conduct a business session to make decisions, conduct business or direct action on behalf of the district. Board decisions can only be made in the business session with a motion and call for an open vote of each board member.

Executive Session:
The Board may meet in executive session pursuant to state statutes.  Executive sessions are closed to all members of the public except for representatives of the news media.

Public comment for in-person board meetings:

The Board values public comment as an important component of effective governance of the district and welcomes it through in-person and electronic methods.

Work Session: Public comment is scheduled at the beginning of each work session. Those who wish to address the Board regarding a work session item are asked to complete the public comment card and state their name and address at the beginning of their remarks. Public comment on Zoom will be taken in the order received by using the “raise hand” tool on Zoom. Visitors are asked to limit their remarks to three minutes. If there are questions to be answered, follow up will occur after the meeting. Due to time constraints, dialogue is not part of the public comment opportunity at meetings.

Regular Meeting: On occasion, the board may elect to hear public comment in the regular meeting. The board may ask the public to listen to the staff presentation of an agenda item prior to hearing from the public. The Board welcomes opinions and information from the public about district-related issues at Board meetings. If there are questions to be answered, follow up will occur after the meeting. Due to time constraints, dialogue is not part of the public comment opportunity at meetings.

If you wish to share written materials or letters related to in-person comments must be submitted to board@bendparksandrec.org at least 48 hours before the meeting to allow for review prior to the meeting. Otherwise, written materials will be provided to the Board following the meeting, which may be after Board action.

Email Input: To contact district staff and Board of Director members, email board@bendparksandrec.org. Addresses for each Director are here.

Note: Input submitted electronically becomes a public record and can be subject to an open records request; however, it is not entered into the board meeting record unless requested. Please keep comments intended as part of the board meeting record pertinent to the topics of the agenda; otherwise all subjects are welcome as a communication to the board.

Board Meeting Dates and Reports

meeting reports & agendas minutes
09/21/2021 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
09/07/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
08/17/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
08/03/2021 Board Report Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
07/20/2021 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
07/06/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
06/15/2021 Virtual Board Report Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
06/01/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
05/20/2021 Virtual Budget Committee Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
05/18/2021 Virtual Budget Committee Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
05/04/2021 Virtual Board Meeting- Canceled ——————— ———————
04/20/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
04/06/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
03/16/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
03/02/2021 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
02/16/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
02/05/2021 Virtual Board Workshop Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
02/02/2021 Virtual Board Workshop Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
01/19/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
01/05/2021 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
09/21/2021
Board Meeting Canceled
09/07/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
08/17/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
08/03/2021
Board Report
07/20/2021
Board Meeting Canceled
07/06/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
06/15/2021
Virtual Board Report
06/01/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
05/20/2021
Virtual Budget Committee Meeting
05/18/2021
Virtual Budget Committee Meeting
05/04/2021
Virtual Board Meeting- Canceled
04/20/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
04/06/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
03/16/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
03/02/2021
Board Meeting Canceled
02/16/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
02/05/2021
Virtual Board Workshop
02/02/2021
Virtual Board Workshop
01/19/2021
Virtual Board Meeting
01/05/2021
Virtual Board Meeting