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CET Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee – March 21st

Cascades East Transit Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, March 21st in the Hawthorne Conference Room, 334 Hawthorne Ave, Bend, OR from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.

All RPTAC meetings are open to the public.

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation (COACT) Board Meeting to be held May 11th

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday May 11, 2017.  The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Ave., Redmond, OR

Deschutes County Transportation Strategy Meeting – March 6

COIC is updating the Central Oregon Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan and we want to hear from Deschutes County residents. The public, including citizens and representatives of any organizations that work on human services and transportation issues, are invited to attend the Deschutes County Transportation Strategy Session on March 6th at 2 – 3:30 PM at the Hawthorne Conference Room, COIC Admin Building, 334 NE Hawthorne Ave.

The purpose of the meeting is to refine strategies for transportation solutions related to populations identified as low-income, persons with disabilities, and seniors.

The plan will be reviewed by the Special Transportation Funding (STF) committee of Deschutes County later this spring, and subsequently forwarded to the Deschutes County Court for adoption. While the Coordination Plan is a regional plan for Central Oregon, the plan will contain chapters dedicated to each county’s unique needs and solutions.

The purpose of the Coordination Plan is to 1) identify transportation gaps and barriers for persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and low-income populations in accessing needed health and social services; and 2) to prioritize solutions (actions, projects, programs, operations, etc.) to meet identified needs and/or leverage opportunities. Projects using certain funding sources – including state Special Transportation Fund (STF) and federal FTA 5310 (Senior and Disabled Transportation) – must be consistent with the Plan. The “coordination” part of the title stems from the fact that there is always more work we can do to better coordinate among transportation providers and health and human service providers to maximize the efficient use of transportation resources and build better systems that serve more people.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) Executive Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council Executive Committee on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Redmond PublicWorks training room, 243 E. Antler Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) Board Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council Board on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Redmond PublicWorks training room, 243 E. Antler Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756.

Warm Springs Transportation strategies session – Feb 23

COIC is updating the Central Oregon Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan and we want to hear from Warm Springs residents. The public, including citizens and representatives of any organizations that work on human services and transportation issues, are invited to attend the Warm Springs Strategy Session on February 23rd at 2 PM at High Lookee Lodge, 2321 Ollallie Ln, Warm Springs.

The purpose of the meeting is to refine strategies for transportation solutions related to populations identified as low-income, persons with disabilities, and seniors.

The plan will be reviewed by the Special Transportation Funding (STF) committee of Warm Springs later this spring, and subsequently forwarded to the Tribe for adoption. While the Coordination Plan is a regional plan for Central Oregon, the plan will contain chapters dedicated to each county’s and the tribe’s unique needs and solutions.

The purpose of the Coordination Plan is to 1) identify transportation gaps and barriers for persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and low-income populations in accessing needed health and social services; and 2) to prioritize solutions (actions, projects, programs, operations, etc.) to meet identified needs and/or leverage opportunities. Projects using certain funding sources – including state Special Transportation Fund (STF) and federal FTA 5310 (Senior and Disabled Transportation) – must be consistent with the Plan. The “coordination” part of the title stems from the fact that there is always more work we can do to better coordinate among transportation providers and health and human service providers to maximize the efficient use of transportation resources and build better systems that serve more people.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) Board Meeting

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) Board meeting

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council Board on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Redmond PublicWorks training room, 243 E. Antler Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756.

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting to be held January 12, 2017

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday January 12th, 2017.  The meeting is scheduled from  3PM-5PM in the Cascades Conference Room at the High Desert Education Service District, 2804 SW 6th St. #101
Redmond, OR 97756

Jefferson County Strategy Session – Feb 2

COIC is updating the Central Oregon Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan and we want to hear from Crook County residents. The public, including citizens and representatives of any organizations that work on human services and transportation issues, are invited to attend the Jefferson County Strategy Session on February 2nd at 10:30 AM at the Annex building, 66 SE D Street, Madras.

The purpose of the meeting is to refine strategies for transportation solutions related to populations identified as low-income, persons with disabilities, and seniors.

The plan will be reviewed by the Special Transportation Funding (STF) committee of Jefferson County later this spring, and subsequently forwarded to the Jefferson County Court for adoption. While the Coordination Plan is a regional plan for Central Oregon, the plan will contain chapters dedicated to each county’s unique needs and solutions.

The purpose of the Coordination Plan is to 1) identify transportation gaps and barriers for persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and low-income populations in accessing needed health and social services; and 2) to prioritize solutions (actions, projects, programs, operations, etc.) to meet identified needs and/or leverage opportunities. Projects using certain funding sources – including state Special Transportation Fund (STF) and federal FTA 5310 (Senior and Disabled Transportation) – must be consistent with the Plan. The “coordination” part of the title stems from the fact that there is always more work we can do to better coordinate among transportation providers and health and human service providers to maximize the efficient use of transportation resources and build better systems that serve more people.

COIC Board Appoints Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2018

Commissioner Wayne Fording, COIC Chair
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
541-548-8163
Coic@coic.org

Executive Director Announcement for COIC

Bend, Oregon: On September 11, 2018, the Board of COIC unanimously agreed to the appointment of Tammy Baney to serve as the Executive Director of COIC beginning January 1, 2019

The recruitment process for the Executive Director began in May after Karen Friend, after serving 22 years at COIC, announced her desire to retire.  The COIC Board adopted hiring procedures and conducted an extensive national search to ensure the greatest access to a national candidate pool and provide the greatest opportunity to find the best candidate for the position.

Ms. Baney has had the opportunity to work across many domains, all directed toward supporting the success of communities in the region. She works as an elected official, director, and chair of numerous statewide committees and commissions that affords COIC the opportunity to put her knowledge of transportation, housing, natural resources, economic development, youth development, and regional convening to work to lead the evolution and assure the relevance of COIC into the future.  In addition, Ms. Baney has developed strong local, state and federal relationships over the last several years that the COIC Board felt would be an asset to the Executive Director role and to COIC.

COIC Vice-Chair, Bartt Brick stated “COIC is honored and excited to have Ms. Baney join our dedicated and committed staff Ms. Baney’s passion for Central Oregon and her commitment to both economic vitality and being an active voice for the underserved and the marginalized in our community make her a perfect choice to lead COIC forward.” Ms. Baney stated “I’m delighted to accept this challenging, yet exciting position. COIC plays an important role in coalescing Central Oregon’s voice around important issues and we provide critical services to meet our region’s needs. I’m eager to work with our communities and the COIC team to identify areas in which we can strengthen and enhance the value we provide to our region.”

About COIC: As the region’s Council of Governments, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council serves the local governments of Central Oregon, providing regional collaboration, service delivery and efficiencies for a stronger local economy and quality of life.  COIC provides a service to the counties of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson as well as to the cities of Bend, Culver, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Prineville, Redmond, and Sisters.  COIC currently provides workforce development, economic development, alternative education, loan, and transportation services, including Cascades East Transit.

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