BEND, Ore. -

The Bend Park & Recreation District Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates to fill a vacant board position until June 30.

It is anticipated the board will appoint the new board member at their Tuesday, February 19 meeting. The vacancy was created by Dallas Brown’s resignation in January.

The board is composed of five members who serve four-year terms. Each member represents the district at-large rather than separate zones. This is a volunteer position and does not receive compensation.

To be considered for the board position, a candidate must:
-- Reside within the district boundaries.
-- Be a registered voter.
-- Be able to attend regularly scheduled and other periodic meetings.
-- Be willing to run for the seat in the May 2013 election for the term ending June 30, 2015.

To apply, candidates are to submit a letter of interest to: Chairman Scott Asla, Bend Park & Recreation District, 799 SW Columbia, Bend, OR 97702 or email

The application deadline is Friday, February 15. Applicants who meet position requirements will answer questions from the board and make a 3 - 5 minute presentation at the Tuesday, February 19, 4:00 pm board meeting. The new board member will be seated immediately following appointment to the position.
For additional information, contact Paula Lowery at (541) 706-6110 or