October 2019 Luncheon Forum
October 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$25
Oregon City Business Alliance
Impact of Hilltop Happenings
Oregon City will soon see big changes on the Hilltop. Gary Barth, Project Manager for the County Court relocation, will give an update on that project and give us some insight about what happens to downtown Oregon City after the Courthouse moves to the Hilltop. Our police chief, Jim Band, will bring us up-to-date about the progress of the Community Safety and Courts Facility (the new police station.) Mike Bondi, the regional administrator for OSU Extension and director of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, will discuss the plan for the new County Extension Center, which will be breaking ground soon in Oregon City. Mike will share some exciting details about this new facility.
$25 Registration is required by Wednesday, October 16th
This luncheon event is open to the public.
If you have special dietary needs, please email your requests to Membership@OCBusinessAlliance.com by Wednesday, October 16th.
Gary is currently principal at Barth Consultants, a Management Consulting firm.
Prior to forming Barth Consultants, he served as the Director of Business and Community Services for Clackamas County where he was a member of the county’s Executive Management Team. In that capacity, Gary led various divisions including Business & Economic Development, the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District, Clackamas County Parks System, Stone Creek Golf Course, County-owned Timberlands, the County Library and countywide Library Network, Property Resources, and the County Fair and Event Center.
Clackamas County has contracted with Gary to serve as Project Manager for the relocation of the County Court Facilities.
Mr. Bondi provides administrative leadership for OSU’s Clackamas County Extension office in Oregon City and the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora. The Clackamas County Extension office houses programs in Family and Community Health, 4-H, Forestry and Natural Resources and Community and Urban Horticulture.
His administrative responsibilities include the supervision of 45 faculty and staff, budget management, and managing community and stakeholder relationships. He received his BS in Forestry Management from Iowa State University and his Master’s in Forestry Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has worked with Extension Services in Oregon since 1978.
Clackamas Extension celebrates over 100 years of sharing the research and expertise of Oregon State University with Clackamas County residents. They are now embarking on an innovative plan to build a brand-new state-of-the-science, Extension Education Center in Oregon City. This advanced wood technology, Net-Zero building will be the first of its kind in Clackamas County—showcasing our productive timber industry and exemplifying sustainable living while serving our growing community for the next 100 years.
A police officer for over 21 years, Jim has worked up through the ranks of the Oregon City Police Department. He was appointed police chief over 6 years ago.
Jim graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in human development from Warner Pacific College and attended the FBI National Academy.
In addition to his other duties, Jim is overseeing the construction of the new Community Safety Facility.