December 15: City Club of Central Oregon-On the Margins in Our Towns: An Interactive Discussion on Local Houselessness in Central Oregon
Thursday, December 15, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
On December 15, the City Club of Central Oregon is proud to host “On the Margins In Our Towns”--an interactive forum on houselessness across Central Oregon.
This will be an engaging dialogue amongst participants supporting an understanding of the causes and conditions that are keeping so many unsheltered. This forum will emphasize Q&A time and table conversation.
This is a chance to gather as a community and ask deep questions concerning this complex issue.
Community Discussion Leaders:
Donna Burklo, Program Director, Family Kitchen
Evan Hendrix Shepherd’s House
Gwenn Wysling, Executive Director, Bethlehem Inn
Amy Fraley, City of Bend, Houseless Services Manager
Shelly Smith, Oregon Child Abuse Solutions
Elaine Knobbs-Seasholtz, Director of Strategy and Development at Mosaic Medical
Rodger Moore, General Manager, Epic Property Management
Johannah Johnson, Community Outreach Lead, Thrive Central Oregon
Cheyenne Purrington, Executive Director, Coordinated Houseless Response Office, Deschutes County
Jim Porter, Former City of Bend Chief of Police
Nicky Merrit, Central Oregon Villages
Dr. Josh Reiher, Mosaic Medical
Eliza Wilson, J Bar J and co-chair of Homeless Leadership Coalition/HLC
Eric Nelson, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
This forum will be offered in-person only. We have registration options for those that find cost a barrier to attending.