Links to learning about Bend, the Region and the State

Nextdoor social media site
    Better than the grapevine, Nextdoor offers a means to connect to neighbors, learn about BANA activities, and local happenings. 

Bend2030
    A non profit organizations dedicated to making Bend the livable community we all moved here to enjoy, Bend 2030 engages citizens in problem solving such issues as transportation, affordable housing, better government and effective advocacy. 
State of Oregon   
        In Oregon citizens register to vote when they apply for a driver's license.
        Voting is performed by mail.
        Oregon has 36 counties, a National Park and 363/1 miles of coastline.
Visit Bend
        Find out about our festivals, arts and sports events.
 City of Bend
         Bend is governed by a 7-member City Council elected at large.  The Mayor is chosen by those councillors.
 Deschutes County
          The county provides health, law enforcement and library services for the residents of Bend, Redmond, Tumalo, Sunriver and La Pine.
 Bend Parks and Recreation 
          An independent taxing body, Bend Parks and Rec has 66 parks and facilities including Juniper Swim and Fitness Center and Pine Nursery community park.
 KPOV
          88.9 FM is Bend's community radio station, supported by volunteers.