Leadership Changes for Boyd Acres Neighborhood
The Board of Directors of the Boyd Acres Neighborhood District (formerly Association) will include some new faces. Ashlie Bibaud, who has been monitoring Land Use actions, is assuming the position of Chair. Continuing in his role as Treasurer is Adam Leask. The new Business Outreach member is Brittney Clark. David Johnson, who was to serve a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) rep, will continue on the board despite the City Council disbanding the NLA. Others serving include Victoria Wang, Diane Oser and Jackson Miller.
Goodwill Industries Proposing New Store
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette is proposing to construct a Goodwill retail store located at 63545 Hunnell Road. The proposed Goodwill retail store will be approximately 30,000 square feet in size. Two future building sites for retail development are also proposed. Specific users of these retail sites are not known at this time. Future buildings proposed for these retail sites will be subject to separate Site Plan Review applications.
Transit to Trails
Cascade East Transit is expanding the popular Winter Shuttle to Mt. Bachelor. It launched the Summer Shuttle as Transit to Trails. The service includes stops at popular trailheads along Century Drive and has space for bikes too. Fares are $5 one way and $9 roundtrip. They may be purchased in advance with the UMO app.
The shuttle holds up to eight bikes on front and rear racks with more space inside the vehicle to store additional bikes and gear.
County Launches Crisis Response Program
In partnership with local law enforcement agencies and Deschutes 911, Deschutes County Behavioral Health has launched a new Community Crisis Response program. Deschutes 9-1-1 is now transferring low and moderate risk mental health crisis calls to a team of mental health clinicians who can provide crisis services in the community without law enforcement.
“This program has the potential to take a significant burden off first responders,” said Adam Goggins, Deschutes count Behavioral Health Program Manager. “We’re so pleased to be able to serve and support our community in this new way.
Deschutes 9-1-1 will continue to dispatch law enforcement and fire/EMS to high-risk calls while the Community Crisis Response Team will serve a supportive role.
The County’s mobile crisis team has been providing local crisis intervention services with and without law enforcement for more than 20 years. This program will see an expansion of the mobile crisis team’s capacity to respond to crises calls without law enforcement partners and will increase community accessibility to service.
Clarico at Petrosa Multi-Unit Residential Project
Pahlisch Homes is planning a 198 multi-family addition to the Petrosa Development on a 5.3-acre site within the approved Petrosa Master Plan. The project site is located northeast of the intersection of Deschutes Market Road and Butler Market Road, abutting the North Unit Irrigation District Canal, southwest of NE Terreo Place, in the City of Bend.
Ending Hunger One Green Bag at a Time…..
In 2015, the Bend Food Project was founded for the purpose of collecting food to support The Giving Plate food pantry, which directly assists those in our community. The Bend Food Project is all about neighbors helping neighbors.
The idea is a simple one: Every 2 months our donors fill a GREEN bag with non-perishable food. On a designated day these filled GREEN bags are collected and delivered to our collection site by neighborhood coordinators. So simple, and yet so powerful for both the person who receives the food and the person who provides it.
Thanks to all of you living in the Boyd Acres neighborhood, who are already a part of this important project. We look forward to adding more names to our donor list.