Community & Economic Development

Our Work


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


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.


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

Rural Community Development

Learn about the Rural Community Development in Central Oregon.


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.


Report from Regional Survey with Oregon Values and Beliefs Center Now Available!

In November 2022, COIC concluded the Central Oregon “State of the Region” survey in partnership with the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center (OVBC) and many Central Oregon agencies and organizations. Now, we are excited to share that we have received the summary report from OVBC, which is available for viewing here and on our CEDS webpage under the “2023 Update Resources” tab. We still 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, as well as represent your community!

For more information on the Central Oregon Survey:

Contact Scott Aycock | 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

Sommers Taylor

Sommers Taylor

CED Program Coordinator

Megan Tuck

Megan Tuck

AmeriCorps RARE Intern

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

Contact us

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)

1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701


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