Help shape the future of our community!

Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your perspective on the future of our community. We are excited to hear from you! The Bend Vision Project is being led by Envision Bend, a local nonprofit organization that is bringing residents together to develop a community vision and plan for our future.

The answers from survey respondents like yourself will be completely anonymous, compiled with those of other survey respondents, and made available to the public in a final report.

We are first going to ask some general questions on your perceptions of our community and its future. We then have a few questions about specific issues in the community. Finally, we have some questions about yourself.
Perceptions about the Future of Bend

Below are a few questions about the greater Bend area, how it’s changing, and how we can make it better for everyone.

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* 1. What is one thing you value most about the Bend area?

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* 2. What is one significant way you see Bend changing today?

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* 3. What do you believe is the biggest challenge for the future of Bend?

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* 4. What is one big idea you have for the future of Bend that would have a positive long-term impact?

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* 5. What is one small thing people could do in their own lives that would have a positive impact on our community?

Thoughts on Specific Community Issues

Below are a few questions about specific challenges for the future of Bend that are on the minds of residents. We are interested in what, if any, aspects of such challenges concern you.

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* 6. An ongoing concern for many Bend residents is rapid growth and its impact on our community’s livability. In your view, what possible impacts of rapid growth concern you the most? (Select all that apply.)

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* 7. Bend is being impacted by climate change and other developments that challenge our community’s resilience – its ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural hazards or other adverse situations. In your view, what are the biggest challenges to Bend’s resilience? (Select all that apply.)

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* 8. Bend is becoming a more diverse community for many reasons. In your view, what specific barriers exist today in our community for disadvantaged, marginalized or underrepresented groups or individuals? (Select all that apply.)

Other Thoughts

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* 9. Regarding the future of Bend or specific challenges the community may face, what other thoughts would you like to share with us?

Please Tell Us a Bit about Yourself

The following questions will help us to better understand your unique perspective and allow us to compare and contrast what different demographic groups are saying about issues. A reminder: your responses will be recorded anonymously and will not be shared beyond the purposes of this survey.

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* 10. Where do you live?

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* 11. If you live in Bend or in Deschutes County, is that your primary residence?

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* 12. Which of the following best describes your current living situation?

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* 13. Where do you work?

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* 14. If you live outside the Bend area, how often do you visit the Bend area? (If you live inside the Bend area, please skip to the next question.)

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* 15. What is your age group?

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* 16. What is your race or ethnicity?

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* 17. How would you describe your gender?

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* 18. What is your approximate annual household income?

Thank you again for contributing to the Bend Vision Project! Invite your friends to participate in this survey — we want to hear from them, too!

For more information, visit www.envisionbend.org

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* 19. If you would you like to be part of prize drawings, please leave your email address or your phone number below.

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