WIR 2017 Conference Welcome Message

We are so excited to have you join us in beautiful Central Oregon for the 2017 NACo WIR Conference. This year’s event will feature an exciting schedule that includes informational workshops, expert speakers and engaging evening entertainment.

We are thrilled that this year’s conference will bring you to world-renowned Sunriver Resort. Located 16 miles south of Bend, Oregon, Sunriver features some of the best golf in the country alongside exquisite lodging, family-friendly activities, diverse dining options and more.

Our partners, sponsors and participating agencies are looking forward to sharing some of their expertise on wildfire preparedness, the balance of marijuana business, land use regulations and more.

We hope you’ll consider arriving a few days early so you can take extra time to enjoy some of our region’s amenities. Dubbed the "outdoor playground of the West" for a thousand good reasons, Central Oregon is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. You can catch an art exhibit, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of our many spas or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail - the largest beer trail in the West. Central Oregon makes a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from cool cave tours in ancient lava tubes to river-rafting, you can even ski and golf in the same day!

We’re so excited to have you make the journey to join us. See you in May!


Deschutes County and the Association of Oregon Counties