Carol Elwood is retired and actively volunteers in support of several community organizations. She has lived in Bend for 21 years and in MVNA for 15. She was involved with a group from her homeowners association regarding traffic issues in the neighborhood, and with the support of MVNA they were able to get the City’s timeline moved up to address their concerns. Through that involvement she decided that serving on the Board as Land Use Chair would be a good focus for her. She has served on the Board for 3 years. Her greatest desire for the City is to see the inevitable growth happen in a way that is sustainable. She sees key components of that as “complete neighborhoods” where people don’t need to travel so far for their basic services, and transportation infrastructure that de-emphasizes single occupant car trips. When not volunteering, her favorite activities include biking, playing music, and reading.