Sally Russell was nominated as 2016 Woman of the Year by The Source Weekly.
SALLY'S EXPERIENCE and council priorities
Community service is fundamental to my life’s work. I dedicate every day to keeping Bend’s “soul” intact. Bend is a treasure. Together we need to address our City’s growing pains and make positive change happen.
My top priorities on Bend’s City Council are:
• Keep our City a great place to work, play, live, learn and enjoy the great outdoors.
• Find a permanent solution to fund and maintain roads.
• Address Bend’s affordable housing problem, especially for those who want to live in the community where they work.
• Prioritize City projects to keep rates and taxes as low as possible.
Executive Director, Cascade Festival of Music
Director of Marketing & Administrative Assistant to the President, Broken Top Limited Partnership
Executive Director, Cascade Cycling Classic
Project Manager, Pennbrook Development Co.
MBA, Portland State University
BA, Smith College
Prior Governmental Experience:
Bend City Council (2012-now)
Bend Planning Commission (Chair 1999 & 2000)
Deschutes County Bike & Pedestrian Committee
Current: Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project
Travel Oregon - Outdoor Recreation (Means Business) Leadership Team;
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
Deschutes Basin Study Work Group
Cascade Festival of Music
Tower Theatre Foundation
Galveston Revitalization Committee
Central Oregon Trail Alliance
History: I am a fifth generation Central Oregonian who has lived in Bend for more than 30 years. My two daughters and I have enjoyed quality schools, an unimaginable range of outdoor activities, enriching civic and cultural events and much more.