A message from the Bend Chamber Board Chair // Vic Martinez
The PAC board is updating its criteria in selecting candidates to recruit and support.
The Bend Chamber advocates for our members at the local, regional and state levels. This work—including policy recommendations—is informed by our Advocacy Council and the voices of our members.
Separate from these efforts, the Bend Chamber has a separate board focused on recruiting and supporting candidates for local elected office, primarily Bend City Council elections. This board, the Bend Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC), is funded through dedicated member and separate individual donations, and supports candidates that are aligned with the business interests and issues identified by our members.
Bend Chamber members will be receiving an email survey in the coming weeks
In its efforts to ensure the PAC understands and represents the needs and views of Bend Chamber members, the PAC board is updating its criteria in selecting candidates to recruit and support. To develop a responsive criteria, chamber members will be receiving an email survey in the coming weeks, the results of which will be shared with our members and the PAC. We ask that all members respond to the survey so that we can capture the biggest issues facing your businesses, employees and our community.