Silver lake Blvd will be closed Friday, July 14, 2017. Only emergency vehicles will be allowed. Expect delays and please plan accordingly.
Earlier this year, the Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association (SCNA) was selected along with several other organizations to participate in the Civic Equity Project (CEP). This is a two-year project aimed to enable and/or teach organizations such as neighborhood associations to become better engaged to serve in civic dialogue and decision-making in Bend and Central Oregon. While this two-year project is limited to board members, this planning workshop is open to all those who are sincerely interested in serving now or in the future.
Mark your calendars: Monday, July 24, 2017
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Location: Aaron & Heather Jone's home, 61478 Ducan Lane, Bend
Click here to RSVP!
The difference neighborhood associations make in this world?
The associations’ members’ work is voluntary and is focused on improving the livability of the neighborhood. The goal of a neighborhood association (NA) is to ensure and increase democratic participation in the city. NAs rely on the participation of its residents to set the agenda. In short, what you put in is what you get out.
The Bend CEP’s initial planning workshop is a half-day strategy workshop to craft a shared vision/strategies for your organization for the next two years. We will use this, alongside the results of your organization’s Capacity Index (OCI), to determine your organization's learning and development plan (ODP).
This plan reflects your commitment and will help inform the kind of technical support that will be made available to you during the Civic Equity Project.
This workshop is the second stage of what has been referred to as the ‘Scan n’ Plans’.
Participants in this workshop will contribute to the creation of the following products:
During this four hour workshop we will spend:
30 min Reviewing Overview Documents and framing our Current Reality
1 1/2 Hours Creating our Practical Vision
30 min Discussing Strategies to move it forward.
30 min Reviewing the OCI findings and discussing options for how to address
1 hour Creating your Organizational Development Plan
Who should participate?
Participants who took part in the Organizational Capacity Assessment—“the ‘Scan” should also attend this workshop. However, Partners encourages your organization to also include in this event others who are invested in the organization’s success over the next two years. This should include Board and Staff leadership but can also include: key program leaders, volunteers taking on leadership of key elements of your vision, partners who are essential to your success, community members who may be able to help represent the diversity of perspectives that should be included in your thinking, or other stakeholders that can either help or hinder your progress.
In order to prepare for this workshop organizations should have completed the following:
Please attend. Become a member, attend a meeting, join the board, volunteer for a committee, make a donation and above all, let your voice be heard. This is your opportunity to help set the course for the future of the Southern Crossing NA. In the meantime, thank you to our sponsors, Aaron and Heather Jones, who are hosting the location for this 4-hour planning event.
A new bus route serving central Bend will begin running Friday, providing free transportation to locations popular with both locals and tourists. Click here to read more...
It's curious, not everybody in Southern Crossing is hooked up to sewer, including me. The following editorial published by The Bulletin should be a concern to all of us in our neighborhood.
Bend needs to get financial help for about 2,800 residents who could be forced to pay from $20,000 to $80,000 to connect to the city's sewer system. Click here to read more....
Cascades East Transit is launching a free summer shuttle on June 23 that will serve the greater downtown area through Labor Day. The City is a partner on the project.
Ride Bend, a pilot summer shuttle for Bend’s greater downtown area, rolls out June 23 through Labor Day. The goal of the route is to provide transit service for visitors and residents to connect between downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, as well as other popular destinations in Bend’s core area. The service is free to the public and is made possible by a joint partnership between City of Bend, Visit Bend, and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.
Riders may take Ride Bend between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week throughout the summer. Ride Bend will be offered free of charge and buses will run every 15 minutes, circulating in a clockwise loop between downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, OSU-Cascades campus, and Galveston Avenue. Dial-A-Ride service will be provided for ADA riders who are unable to use the fixed-route service. All buses and bus stops are ADA accessible.
The City of Bend Charter establishes the governmental structure and procedures for the city. On June 21, 2017, the Council adopted a resolution to establish a committee to consider and recommend Charter amendments to the voters by May 2018.
The Committee is established to complete the following:
The Charter Review Committee will consist of up to 11 members. The membership should include broad representation from the community, including representation from neighborhood associations and the Bend 2030 Charter Review Committee. The Committee will meet for the period, generally, from July 2017 for 3-6 months, at regular intervals. If needed, the Committee’s term may be extended.
For additional information or to apply for the Charter Review Committee, visit the Advisory Committee Website. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact Susy Munson at (541-693-2118).
The kick-off meeting for the Bend 2030 Civic Equity Project was held Monday night at the First Presbyterian Church (Heritage Hall). It was a great turnout! Check out our Facebook Page to see more photos!
Community Open House: Share your input on Downtown Bend Parking Strategies, by Anne Aurand, Bend Communications Director
Downtown Bend is a vibrant commercial and residential area. People visit downtown Bend to experience an environment that is unique, active and diverse. A well-managed parking system helps make it safe, easy and convenient.
The Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association was selected to participate in the Civic Equity Project. The proposal deadline for the proposal was early April. It was announced today, that out of 22 applications, 12 groups will be included in the cohort.
The kick-off event for the Civic Equity Project will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 8. Each cohort selected for this project will be able to invite a few key members from their respective organization.
Being a part of this team means receiving intensive organizational development and advocacy training over the two year span of the program, from April 2017-April 2019. This project will be engaged to create a pivotal moment in the engagement of our organization to serve in civic dialogue and decision-making in Bend and Central Oregon.
The time commitment will vary for each organization but will require a minimum of 5 hours per month, and as many as 15-20 hours per month for those organizations wishing to participate at the most intensive level.
Here's what SCNA can expect over the life of the project:
As your chair, I am looking forward to working with key members of the SCNA Board and working with Bend 2030 and Opportunity Knocks to learn strategies that will really make a difference in our organizational development in shaping the future of our neighborhood.
Please join us Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 5 to 8 PM at the Bend Parks & Recreation District Office (Riverbend Conference Room) for 13 Bean Tex-Mex Style Soup, Chili, and Cornbread.
The site is hosted by the Association Board.
“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky.
Welcome to the Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association
We are a volunteer group of members, interested in our local neighborhood and the City of Bend. We welcome your participation.