Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission begins strategic planning process with survey

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Deschutes County Historic Landmark Commission is beginning a strategic planning process for its next five-year plan. The planning process will allow staff and the commission to coordinate with partners, the state, historic landmark owners, stakeholders and the public to prioritize historic preservation programs.

Residents can participate by completing an online survey and providing feedback on historic preservation in unincorporated Deschutes County and Sisters’ Town. Staff and the HLC will use survey feedback to inform the strategic planning process. Survey responses will be collected until Friday, April 22.

Residents can also attend public forums in person or online to learn more about the strategic planning process and provide feedback. The events will take place on Monday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the Barnes Sawyer Room of the Deschutes Services Building, located at 1300 NW Wall Street in Bend. Links for virtual participation will be posted on the project website several days before each forum.

To view the current strategic plan for the Deschutes County and Sisters’ Town Historic Preservation Program, click here.

Louisa R. Loomis