The City of Bend recently convened a short-term Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force facilitated by Allyship in Action. The group held a series of meetings and prepared recommendations for the City to improve the way it works with and for all members of our community with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Allyship in Action will be presenting its final report and the full recommendations of the DEI Task Force to establish a Human Rights and Equity Commission to Bend City Council at their work session this Wednesday, August 19th at 5 pm.

We hope that Council will direct staff to draft an ordinance establishing the Commission to be voted on at a future meeting.

If you would like to submit a comment prior to the work session, email council@bendoregon.gov.

You can call in to make a public comment during the meeting by calling 1-855-282-6330, use access code: 146 828 2994##.

If you have questions about the City’s DEI work, please contact shsmith@bendoregon.gov.