THE CITY OF BEND-PROSPERITY, AFFORDABILITY & TOURISM
Speaking will be Carolyn Eagan and Ben Hemson
Carolyn Eagan is the Economic Development Director in the Parking Study Group. As director, she is responsible for the Bend Municipal Airport, Affordable Housing, Downtown, Urban Renewal, Parking Management, Tourism and the Business Advocacy program which includes regional economic development partnerships. She took this position in May 2015 after serving as the City’s Business Advocate for three years.
The Business Advocacy Program is designed to provide local business owners, and potential business owners, with a dedicated staff member within City Hall. Current Business Advocate, Ben Hemson, serves as your first point of contact for city related questions, keeps stakeholders in the loop on important developments, and engages members of the business community around relevant city policy or process issues.