Michael Whitter

Bend is a great dog town and has easy access to the outdoors.  These are two reasons why my wife, Marcia, and I moved here over 20 years ago.  We use the dog parks every day and support the use of tax dollars  for their creation/maintenance.  During those 20 years, I’ve become more involved in supporting community organizations that can make a difference.  One organization I joined, in 2015, was the Bend Food Project which does food collections on a recurring basis. Food collected is donated to food pantries.  Another organization is the Mountain View Neighborhood association.  I started working with this organization in 2018 and saw the specific projects they started/supported to try to improve quality of life in the MVNA area.  This is one reason I joined the board in 2021.