I would like to add a follow-up note to the recent notice in the
Valley Record by the city of North Bend regarding the vacancy on the North
Bend Planning Commission.
When I initially applied to join the Planning Commission, I had not
read the North Bend Comprehensive Plan, nor did I have experience in any
type of governmental commission or agency. What I brought to the
Planning Commission was my deep care and commitment for my
community, a willingness to “put my money
where my mouth is” and a strong desire to be “part of the solution” with
regard to our community’s growth, while striving to maintain the rural
character we all cherish.
I have the pleasure of working with a dynamic group of Planning
Commission members who bring a diversity to the commission with their
background and knowledge, some of whom include engineers (of various
types), local business owners, developers and concerned citizens like myself.
We need this diversity to bring balance to the work that the Planning
We also need a mix of citizens from within and without the
North Bend City limits. Since we currently have a majority of Planning
Commission members who reside outside the city limits, we are especially
looking for citizens residing within the city limits. Please consider joining us
to help make and recommend decisions that will govern our city’s growth.
Call the North Bend Community Services Department for further
information and an application. Please also feel free to call myself or other
commission members that you know to ask about our own experiences as