Community & Economic Development

Our Work

Housing

Learn about Housing For All and other housing work our department supports.

Broadband

Learn about the Deschutes Broadband Needs Assessment and other broadband work our department supports.

Natural Resources & Environment

Learn about our work in Natural Resources and other environmental projects.

CEDS

Learn about the Central Oregon Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Rural Community Development

Learn about the Rural Community Development in Central Oregon.

CORE3

Learn about the Central Oregon Ready Responsive Resilient (CORE3) Project.

Emergency Preparedness

Learn about our Emergency Preparedness projects.

Local Food Systems

Learn about our Local Food Systems projects.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COIC Launches Regional Survey with Oregon Values and Beliefs Center

On October 19th, COIC launched a Central Oregon survey in partnership with the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center! We will hear from residents about their values and beliefs, and their thoughts on important topics. There is a prize drawing for five $100 Visa gift cards that will be offered to those who complete the survey; all responses are confidential. Respond to the survey through this link by November 27th. We also encourage everyone to make a profile on OVBC’s panelist page to receive future surveys and earn cash-value points from this and future OVBC surveys, but this is not required.

For more information on the Central Oregon Survey:

Read our Press Release.

Contact Sienna Fitzpatrick at (541) 508-8487 | Email

What We Do

Community and economic development is a key function for individual Central Oregon cities and counties, and the region as a whole has significant community development needs and opportunities.

As a regional Council of Governments, COIC’s mission includes providing a means for the region to work together to identify issues and needs which are regional in scope; achieve concurrence for cooperative actions; and achieve goals in areas including transportation, regional economic development, land use and public infrastructure, natural resources and environmental protection, public safety and emergency management, human services, education, and workforce development.

In addition to supporting region-scale activities, COIC provides project-specific community development services for individual communities, governments, businesses, and other partner organizations. These services are offered to:

      1. Facilitate multi-stakeholder strategic planning and problem-solving;
      2. Identify resources to help fund priority projects, and potentially develop and administer grants; and
      3. Provide staffing capacity that our member jurisdictions may not have the ability to support.

To learn about our projects, click on the following:

For more information on COIC’s Community and Economic Development services and department, please contact:
Scott Aycock at (541) 548-9523 | Email

Who We Are

Scott Aycock

Scott Aycock

Community and Economic Development Director

Julia Baumgartner

Julia Baumgartner

Community Development Programs Manager

Shelby Knight

Shelby Knight

Resilience Planner

Sienna Fitzpatrick

Sienna Fitzpatrick

CED Program Coordinator

Sommers Taylor

Sommers Taylor

CED Program Assistant II

Patti Norris

Patti Norris

GRO Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder

Chris Ogren

Chris Ogren

Housing Coordinator

Patrick Germick

Patrick Germick

CED Loan Officer

Lauren Street

Lauren Street

Forest Fuels Project Planner

Connect with Us!

Stay connected with us through Facebook and Twitter, or contact our offices from the list below.

COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-389-7367 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701
541-788-3783

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-419-3873 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-706-1458 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701
541-788-3783

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-706-1458 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-419-3873 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-419-3873 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm