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) (PST)


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.

Our program will begin at 11:45am.


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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes
2850 NW Rippling River Court
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Thursday, December 15, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)

In person event starts at 11:30am

Virtual Zoom starts at noon

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