The 2014 Downtown Bend Board of Directors Election received its largest participation in many years both in number of candidates and ballots returned. We had six candidates for three business owner positions and two candidates for one property owner position. Over 90 ballots were returned-40 paper ballots and 50 electronic ballots. Staff hand counted paper ballots while electronic ballots were tabulated thru’ our website back-end automatically.
The Business Owner Representation winners are: Rebecca Charlton (Cowgirl Cash), Jim Petersen (Mockingbird Gallery), and Suzy Reninger (Leapin’ Lizards). The Property Owner winner is: Rick Wright (916 Wall Street).
The outgoing Board certified the election this week. The new Board will meet in July to establish 2014-15 objectives for downtown and the DBBA.