Page 1

67717 Cloverdale Rd Sisters, OR 97759

The attached document copies are furnished as accommodations by AmeriTitle. The company makes no representations as to effect, sufficiency, completeness or any other matters that might be referred to or implied therein. Should you have questions regarding impacts of said documents, you should consult independent counsel.


012345612895 6  91 6  91

 !"#$%&%'()''''&'% *+,-1  ./01 162 3#4#+, 56$8971 81198 :261 2;9<<=<> ?6@AA%A3#BCDC 56E$E*DFAA&F4FAG' ",CHE&&%4IJ4K!LE6BIJHE MKIHN4OJP#BCM$QP6#REEN 5$C",CHE%)S4+#E$#Q +,TD,UT5 %&5D%'K5()VVV "U%FFF4)@ W::X::2XYZ[Y\;92WZ[;Y ?^$_` ?^$#$a/bc/>d ?^$",Ca</`d ?^$OJPa/`c/bd eEEEEJ,$_` eEEEEC#$a<c/b>d !Ea`/>>bdb "BQ3#C@4'%( "BQD$%Sf)AA&

9; X9Z]8-W9W8ZX9[:Z[8: "#$56g&f''eEM(%AhG''5iI$N j",Ck# k6Ulm#l##C "#$ j#^ $T5LmC6BP%FFF4)@ n$R#,$ o#,6,UKIH Dj 5l##p6E$@56E$E5l##p6E$6$ 6JQ5l##56E$EKJ,$Q5l## ?6CC5l##56E$E?6CC5l## q6Ul5l##56E$Eq6Ul5l## :WsXts;WY[Y\;92WZ[;Y 3,ELE%%)''''&'' ?P%&%'()4''4''&'% 5p$FT(&T(''( n$  E lCpP3,Q#, 5eJ#L,$ "$6$LC))f()F&&A p#LJ,$'''''&(&@S "#,U6$LC4%(%f)AGF@( pCQPr,$pC 5$$f3EE%)S4+#E$#Q "#,eJ#L,$ _jL6$%FAF ",C jC ##JES "#,QP j$ l ##JE(f'' O,$E$QP #$5I(h@')5iI$ 6$3# jEJ,$5I rU5IG%@5iI$ I6P( 5,$QpQ,J6EhO,f,C6$ELE$#JEJ^,#PE,$$6#,Eh+,$6E##,C6$6#,Eh!PEE#6JP6ChE $#$lLQ##JP$,EE#R6,R#J$6#,#,$6,C6,$l6EP#$f


01235678796 23 2  231 636 622 96 2  1 1  2  32 96 2  96 2  62 2 3 

3 6 69  62 36  1 96 6 23  63  1 96  72

 7   1  

6792 2 9

2 36  23 7 33952   3 5 26  1 576  3  2 3 25 32 323 6  3 96 2  63 5 36 6  1 56

331  1   


01235678796 23 2  231 636 622 96 2  1 1  2  32 96 2  96 2  62 2 3 

3 6 69  62 36  1 96 6 23  63  1 96  72

 7   1  

6792 2 9

2 36  23 7 33952   3 5 26  1 576  3  2 3 25 32 323 6  3 96 2  63 5 36 6  1 56

331  1   


Deschutes County Property Information Report Date: 11/8/2018 9:53:25 AM

Disclaimer The information and maps presented in this report are provided for your convenience. Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data and associated maps. Deschutes County makes no warranty, representation or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data provided herein. Deschutes County explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Deschutes County shall assume no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused. Deschutes County assumes no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of this information or data furnished hereunder.

Account Summary Account Information Mailing Name:

Ownership Mailing Address:

HERRING,JANET M

HERRING,JANET M

Map and Taxlot: 1510240000501 Account: Tax Status: Situs Address:

67717 CLOVERDALE RD

160705 Assessable 67717 CLOVERDALE RD, SISTERS, OR 97759

SISTERS, OR 97759 Valuation Real Market Values as of Jan. 1, 2018

Property Taxes Current Tax Year: $13,344.97 Tax Code Area:

6012

Assessment

Land

$107,360

Structures

$1,420,820

Total

$1,528,180

Current Assessed Values:

Subdivision: PP1999-46

Maximum Assessed

N/A

Block:

Assessed Value

$973,866

Assessor Acres: 5.00 Property Class: 551 -- FARM

Veterans Exemption

Lot:

PT PARCEL 2 + ADDL

Warnings, Notations, and Special Assessments Assessor's Office Notations EXCLUSIVE FARM USE POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL TAX LIABILITY

Assessor's Office Special Assessments

Amount

Year

DEPT OF FORESTRY FIRE PATROL TIMBER

91.85

2019

DEPT OF FORESTRY SURCHARGE

47.50

2019

Review of digital records maintained by the Deschutes County Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Tax Office, Finance Office, and the Community Development Department indicates that there are County tax, assessment, or property development related notations associated with this account and that have been identified above. Independent verification of the presence of additional Deschutes County tax, assessment, development, and other property related considerations is recommended. Confirmation is commonly provided by title companies, real estate agents, developers, engineering and surveying firms, and other parties who are involved in property transactions or property development. In addition, County departments may be contacted directly to discuss the information.

Valuation History All values are as of January 1 of each year. Real Market Value - Land Real Market Value - Structures Total Real Market Value

Tax year is July 1st through June 30th of each year.

2014 - 2015 $80,200 $808,050 $888,250

2015 - 2016 $87,130 $888,850 $975,980

2016 - 2017 $87,130 $1,013,300 $1,100,430

2017 - 2018 $95,520 $1,246,350 $1,341,870

2018 - 2019 $107,360 $1,420,820 $1,528,180

N/A $865,786 $0

N/A $891,626 $0

N/A $918,236 $0

N/A $945,638 $0

N/A $973,866 $0

Maximum Assessed Value Total Assessed Value Veterans Exemption

Deschutes County Property Information Report, page 1


Tax Payment History Year

Date Due

Transaction Type

Transaction Date

As Of Date

Amount Received

Tax Due

Discount Amount

Interest Charged

Refund Interest

2018

11-15-2018

IMPOSED

10-13-2018

11-15-2018

$0.00 Total:

$13,344.97 $13,344.97

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

2017

11-15-2017

PAYMENT

2017

11-15-2017

IMPOSED

10-27-2017

10-27-2017

10-13-2017

11-15-2017

$12,496.84

($12,883.34)

$386.50

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00 Total:

$12,883.34 $0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

2016

11-15-2016

2016

11-15-2016

PAYMENT

11-21-2016

IMPOSED

10-13-2016

11-15-2016

$12,309.55

($12,690.26)

$380.71

$0.00

$0.00

11-15-2016

$0.00 Total:

$12,690.26 $0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Structures Stat Class/Description

Improvement Description

Code Area

143 - RESIDENCE: Two story

Year Built Total Sq Ft

6012

Floor Description First Floor

1979

Sq Ft 1,904

2,604

Type of Heating FORCED AIR HEATING

Rooms Living

Dining

Kitchen

Nook

Great

Family

Bed

Full Bath

Half Bath

Bonus

Utility

Den

Other

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

Floor Description Second Floor

Sq Ft 700

Type of Heating FORCED AIR HEATING

Rooms Living

Dining

Kitchen

Nook

Great

Family

Bed

Full Bath

Half Bath

Bonus

Utility

Den

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Floor Description Garage-Detached-Unfinished

Stat Class/Description

Improvement Description

300 - FARM BLDG: GP Building

GP Building - CLASS 4

Deschutes County Property Information Report, page 2 (For Report Disclaimer see page 1)

Sq Ft 816

Type of Heating

Code Area

Year Built Total Sq Ft

6012

120


Floor Description Building Structure

Stat Class/Description

Improvement Description

308 - FARM BLDG: Hobby Barn

Hobby Barn - CLASS 4

Sq Ft 120

Type of Heating

Code Area

Year Built Total Sq Ft

6012

Floor Description Building Structure

Stat Class/Description

Improvement Description

325 - FARM BLDG: Commercial Dog Kennel

Commercial Dog Kennel - CLASS 8

Sq Ft 3,168

Type of Heating

Code Area

Year Built Total Sq Ft

6012

Floor Description Building Structure

Stat Class/Description

3,168

Improvement Description

2002

0

Sq Ft 0

Type of Heating

Code Area

Year Built Total Sq Ft

410 - RESIDENCE: Manf. Strct. Accessories

6012

Stat Class/Description

Improvement Description

0

Code Area

462 - MANF STRCT: Double wide

Year Built Total Sq Ft

6012

Floor Description First Floor

1991

Sq Ft 1,620

1,620

Type of Heating FORCED AIR HEATING

Rooms Living

Dining

Kitchen

Nook

Great

Family

Bed

Full Bath

Half Bath

Bonus

Utility

Den

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

Accessory Description DECK-AVERAGE

Sq Ft 621

PUMP HOUSE

Quantity

16

MISC IMPROVEMENT

3,772

Land Characteristics Land Description

Acres

Commercial Lot

1.00

Exclusive Farm Use Zoned

3.00

Home Site

1.00

Land Classification D5: DRY GROUND - SOIL CLASS 5

Ownership Name Type

Name

Ownership Type

OWNER

HERRING, JANETM

OWNER

Ownership Percentage

Related Accounts Related accounts apply to a property that may be on one map and tax lot but due to billing have more than one account. This occurs when a property is in multiple tax code areas. In other cases there may be business personal property or a manufactured home on this property that is not in the same ownership as the land. Account ID

Owner Name

Record Type

253547

HERRING, JANET M

Real Property

NOTE: Related accounts include structures that are related but not included on this account. Please see Improvements to view structures included on this account.

Service Providers Please contact districts to confirm. Deschutes County Property Information Report, page 3 (For Report Disclaimer see page 1)


Category

Name

Phone

Address

COUNTY SERVICES

DESCHUTES COUNTY DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOVERDALE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SISTERS SCHOOL DISTRICT #6

(541) 388-6570

1300 NW WALL ST, BEND, OR 97703

(541) 693-6911

63333 HIGHWAY 20 WEST, BEND, OR 97703

(541) 548-4815

68787 GEORGE CYRUS RD, SISTERS, OR 97759

(541) 549-8521

525 EAST CASCADE AVE, SISTERS, OR 97759

SISTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(541) 549-8981

611 EAST CASCADE AVE, SISTERS, OR 97759

SISTERS MIDDLE SCHOOL

(541) 549-2099

15200 MCKENZIE HWY, SISTERS, OR 97759

SISTERS

(541) 549-4045

1700 MCKINNEY BUTTE RD, SISTERS, OR 97759

(541) 693-5600

145 SE SALMON AVE, REDMOND, OR 97756

(541) 383-7700

2600 NW COLLEGE WAY, BEND, OR 97703

POLICE SERVICES FIRE DISTRICT SCHOOL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA EDUCATION SERVICE TAX DISTRICT COLLEGE TAX DISTRICT PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT LIBRARY DISTRICT IRRIGATION DISTRICT GARBAGE & RECYCLING SERVICE

HIGH DESERT EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SISTERS PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY

(541) 549-2091 (541) 617-7050

1750 W. McKINNEY BUTTE RD, SISTERS, OR 97759 601 NW WALL ST, BEND, OR 97703

THREE SISTERS IRRIGATION DISTRICT (541) 549-8815

68000 HWY 20, BEND, OR 97703

HIGH COUNTRY DISPOSAL

1090 NE HEMLOCK AVE, REDMOND, OR 97756

(541) 548-4984

Deschutes County Property Information Report, page 4 (For Report Disclaimer see page 1)


STATEMENT OF TAX ACCOUNT DESCHUTES COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR DESCHUTES SERVICES BUILDING BEND OR 97703 (541) 388-6540 8-Nov-2018

Tax Account # Account Status Roll Type Situs Address

160705 A Real 67717 CLOVERDALE RD SISTERS 97759

Lender Name Loan Number 6012 Property ID Interest To Nov 8, 2018

Tax Summary Tax Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

Tax Type ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM ADVALOREM Total

Total Due

Current Due

Interest Due

Discount Available

$12,944.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$13,344.97 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$400.35 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

$12,944.62

$13,344.97

$0.00

$400.35

Deschutes County Property Information Report, page 5 (For Report Disclaimer see page 1)

Original Due $13,344.97 $12,883.34 $12,690.26 $11,694.49 $10,653.51 $9,912.27 $10,045.18 $10,777.23 $11,184.26 $10,987.34 $10,744.42 $10,224.66 $9,530.29 $9,412.44 $9,066.91 $8,476.42 $15,469.91 $5,346.04 $1,945.81 $1,897.81 $1,810.69 $1,926.23 $2,453.91 $2,344.45

Due Date Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2016 Nov 15, 2015 Nov 15, 2014 Nov 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2012 Nov 15, 2011 Nov 15, 2010 Nov 15, 2009 Nov 15, 2008 Nov 15, 2007 Nov 15, 2006 Nov 15, 2005 Nov 15, 2004 Nov 15, 2003 Nov 15, 2002 Nov 15, 2001 Nov 15, 2000 Nov 15, 1999 Nov 15, 1998 Dec 15, 1997 Nov 15, 1996 Nov 15, 1995


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Elementary School 611 E Cascade Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-8981 www.sisters.k12.or.us

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Becky Stoughton GRADES SERVED K-4

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Community Members,

they need to be ready for college and career readiness.

We are proud to inform you that Sisters Elementary School continues to be among the top of Oregon schools. We finished the second year of the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Math and English. The tests measure more complex, real-world skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving. Oregon schools raised the bar to make sure our students are prepared for college and the work place. For this reason, some scores may look lower this year. However, just like we saw with OAKS, these results will improve over time as students and teachers rise to the challenge of these higher expectations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to remember that we are still in transition. These results represent a new baseline for all Oregon students and provide a clearer picture of the path that

We promise to continue to deliver excellence at Sisters Elementary School, putting kids first in everything that we do! Further, we will work to improve our instruction in ways that positively impact student learning, individual growth and success through continued school improvement and implementing research based instructional strategies. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure all of our students reach their fullest potential.

Thank you, Principal

|

Becky Stoughton

SCHOOL PROFILE

STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT 2016-17 K-3 4-5 6-8 MEDIAN CLASS SIZE Self-Contained Departmentalized

School

22.0 --

326 SELECTED DEMOGRAPHICS 250 Economically Disadvantaged 76 Students with Disabilities -Ever English Learner Oregon Different Languages Spoken 24.0 Regular Attenders -Mobile Students

IMMUNIZATION RATES Percent of students with all required vaccines: 83 Percent of students without all required vaccines: 17 When data are unavailable or to protect student confidentiality: * refers to groups of less than 6 students. <5 indicates that a percentage is less than 5%.

40% 7% 9% 6 81.5% 17.6%

American Indian/Alaska Native, 0% Asian, 1% Black/African American, 1% Hispanic/Latino, 13% Multi-Racial, 3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% White, 81% 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

(The percent without required vaccines includes students with medical exemptions, nonmedical exemptions, no immunization records, or up-to-date but incomplete immunization records. Visit http://www.healthoregon.org/immdata for more information.) >95 indicates that a percentage is greater than 95%. *** refers to a school that offers lunch at no charge to all students.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will not assign summative, overall ratings to schools on the 2016-17 report cards given the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2017-18. However, the ODE will report indicator ratings (e.g., achievement, growth, graduation, etc.) for each school and student group on the 2016-17 Report Card (RC) Rating Details reports. These reports are accessible at http://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-anddistricts/reportcards. For more information about ESSA and the redesign of the school and district report cards, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/ode/rules-and-policies/ESSA.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Elementary School 611 E Cascade Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-8981 www.sisters.k12.or.us

PROGRESS

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Becky Stoughton GRADES SERVED K-4

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

ARE STUDENTS MAKING ADEQUATE GAINS OVER TIME?

Performance of students enrolled in the school for a full academic year SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Did at least 95% of the students at this school take required assessments? Yes Participation rate criteria are in place to ensure schools test all eligible students. The Smarter Balanced and 2014-15 was the first operational year of the alternate new English language arts and mathematics School Performance (%) assessments have assessments. four performance 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 levels where levels 3 English Language Arts (Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11) and 4 are meeting the standard for 67.2 56.1 Levels 3 & 4 school and district 21.9 17.4 accountability. Level 2 10.9 26.5 Level 1 See report cards from previous years to view historical OAKS performance data.

Mathematics

No, Interpret Results with Caution

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2016-17 2016-17

Like-School Average (%) 2016-17

45.3 30.2 24.5

47.5 22.2 30.3

47.6 24.2 28.2

42.4 32.4 25.2

45.4 27.6 26.9

42.2 30.1 27.7

(Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11) 56.3 35.2 8.6

Levels 3 & 4 Level 2 Level 1

Science (OAKS)

45.5 33.3 21.2

(Administered statewide in Grades: 5, 8, 11)

Exceeded Met Did not meet

*

* * *

Visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data for additional assessment results.

* * *

*

* * *

*

*

* * *

*

* * *

*

* * *

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.

OUTCOMES FOR KEY STUDENT GROUPS AT THIS SCHOOL COMPARED TO THE SAME GROUPS STATEWIDE STUDENT GROUP OUTCOMES

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Economically Disadvantaged Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

36.0 30.0 *

American Indian/Alaska Native

35.5 33.6 *

36.8 33.3 *

23.4 24.2 *

21.3 22.2 *

Ever English Learners Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

7.7 23.1 *

Mathematics

Science

Mathematics

Science

8.3 16.7 *

23.5 23.4 *

17.6 16.1 *

<5 16.7 *

19.4 20.4 *

22.9 22.9 *

Mathematics

Science

Science

* * *

28.4 28.6 *

29.8 31.6 *

* * *

67.3 69.4 *

65.9 65.9 *

Mathematics

Science

26.5 21.8 *

33.3 28.6 *

11.8 23.5 *

28.5 27.4 *

33.7 33.9 *

* * *

52.2 48.9 *

51.8 40.9 *

Mathematics

Science

* * *

Mathematics

Science

94.3 93.3 *

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

Science

* * *

31.7 27.9 *

46.7 46.7 *

Eng. Lang. Arts

52.2 46.9 *

54.5 52.1 *

49.4 43.5 *

Mathematics

Science

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

47.8 42.0 *

51.5 44.2 *

53.2 42.1 *

Science

42.9 42.9 *

43.6 46.6 *

42.2 42.3 *

Male

Multi-Racial 94.0 95.8 *

Mathematics

Female

* * *

Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

White

Eng. Lang. Arts

Hispanic/Latino

Talented and Gifted Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Black/African American

Migrant Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Asian

Students with Disabilities Eng. Lang. Arts

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Elementary School 611 E Cascade Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-8981 www.sisters.k12.or.us

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Becky Stoughton GRADES SERVED K-4

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

CURRICULUM & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHAT IS THIS SCHOOL DOING TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING AND TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE?

SCHOOL READINESS

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/ AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

· On-Site Preschool Programs · PreK-4 Advisory Council · Kindergarten Assessment · Full

-Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for academics and behaviors -Strategic Reading and Math instruction dedicated to tiered core instruction -School-wide PBIS · Specialist rotations of Music, Art, Counseling and Physical Education · Special Education support services · English Language Development support services · Summer School Programming · Interdisciplinary team planning to support individual students

· Partnership with Sisters Folk Festival and arts education opportunities · Sisters Park and Recreation Sports and After

Day Kindergarten · School-wide Events to Promote Community and Family Involvement - Hispanic Advocate - Family Access Network - School Based Health Center -Counseling ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

· Differentiated Instruction to meet the needs of all learners · Mandarin Chinese · Battle of the Books · Music and Movement · Physical Education · Arts Integration · Social/Emotional learning · Sisters Science Club · Sisters Park and Recreation collaboration including After School Programs · Partnership with Sisters Folk Festival and arts integration · Sisters School Foundation support · Outdoor Educational Experiences

School Enrichment Programs · Seed to Table · After School Choir · After School Strings Program · Garden Club

Data and information in the Curriculum and Learning Environment section were provided by local schools and districts, and were not verified by the Oregon Department of Education.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Middle School 15200 McKenzie Hwy Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-2099 www.sisters.k12.or.us

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Marshall Jackson GRADES SERVED 5-8

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Community Members,

all Oregon students and provide a clearer picture about where our students are on their path to college and career readiness.

Sisters Middle School continues its commitment to be among the top middle schools in the state. Through staff efforts to deliver high quality, research based, best instructional practices, along with providing enriching, world experiences, our goal is to have our students demonstrate high levels of academic achievement as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Math and English. These tests measure complex, real-world skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving. Oregon schools raised the bar to make sure our students are prepared for college and the work place. Last year our student took these assessments for the first time. These results will improve over time as students and teachers rise to the challenge of these higher expectations. These results represent a new baseline for

We promise to continue to deliver excellence at Sisters Middle School, putting kids first in everything that we do. Further, we will work to improve our instruction in ways that positively impact student learning and individual growth and success through continued school improvement and implementing research based instructional strategies. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure all of our students reach their fullest potential.

Thank you, Principal

|

Marshall Jackson

SCHOOL PROFILE

STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT 2016-17 MEDIAN CLASS SIZE English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Self-Contained

School

22.5 22.0 25.0 24.0 20.0

328 SELECTED DEMOGRAPHICS Economically Disadvantaged Oregon Students with Disabilities 24.0 Ever English Learner 24.0 26.0 Different Languages Spoken 26.0 Regular Attenders 24.0 Mobile Students

IMMUNIZATION RATES Percent of students with all required vaccines: 88 Percent of students without all required vaccines: 12 When data are unavailable or to protect student confidentiality: * refers to groups of less than 6 students. <5 indicates that a percentage is less than 5%.

27% 8% 5% 3 85.1% 12.4%

American Indian/Alaska Native, 1% Asian, 1% Black/African American, 0% Hispanic/Latino, 9% Multi-Racial, 2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% White, 86% 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

(The percent without required vaccines includes students with medical exemptions, nonmedical exemptions, no immunization records, or up-to-date but incomplete immunization records. Visit http://www.healthoregon.org/immdata for more information.) >95 indicates that a percentage is greater than 95%. *** refers to a school that offers lunch at no charge to all students.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will not assign summative, overall ratings to schools on the 2016-17 report cards given the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2017-18. However, the ODE will report indicator ratings (e.g., achievement, growth, graduation, etc.) for each school and student group on the 2016-17 Report Card (RC) Rating Details reports. These reports are accessible at http://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-anddistricts/reportcards. For more information about ESSA and the redesign of the school and district report cards, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/ode/rules-and-policies/ESSA.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Middle School

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Marshall Jackson GRADES SERVED 5-8

15200 McKenzie Hwy Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-2099 www.sisters.k12.or.us

PROGRESS

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

ARE STUDENTS MAKING ADEQUATE GAINS OVER TIME?

Performance of students enrolled in the school for a full academic year SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Did at least 95% of the students at this school take required assessments? Yes Participation rate criteria are in place to ensure schools test all eligible students. The Smarter Balanced and 2014-15 was the first operational year of the alternate new English language arts and mathematics School Performance (%) assessments have assessments. four performance 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 levels where levels 3 English Language Arts (Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11) and 4 are meeting the standard for 68.9 68.6 Levels 3 & 4 school and district 22.6 21.2 accountability. Level 2 8.5 10.3 Level 1 See report cards from previous years to view historical OAKS performance data.

Mathematics

No, Interpret Results with Caution

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2016-17 2016-17

Like-School Average (%) 2016-17

62.5 25.4 12.1

54.8 22.8 22.3

63.1 21.3 15.5

49.2 30.9 19.9

41.4 26.8 31.8

51.0 25.6 23.4

(Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11) 46.2 30.7 23.1

Levels 3 & 4 Level 2 Level 1

Science

52.9 29.7 17.4

(Administered statewide in Grades: 5, 8, 11)

Exceeded Met Did not meet

94.5

28.2 66.3 5.5

89.3

Visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data for additional assessment results.

32.5 56.8 10.7

91.4

33.1 58.3 8.6

88.2

34.9 53.3 11.8

64.5

13.3 51.2 35.5

73.2

15.5 57.7 26.8

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.

OUTCOMES FOR KEY STUDENT GROUPS AT THIS SCHOOL COMPARED TO THE SAME GROUPS STATEWIDE STUDENT GROUP OUTCOMES

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Economically Disadvantaged Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

45.5 36.4 78.8

American Indian/Alaska Native

42.1 28.2 53.2

46.4 34.1 59.0

34.6 23.5 37.1

37.5 24.8 38.7

Ever English Learners Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

37.5 37.5 75.0

Mathematics

Science

Mathematics

Science

8.0 8.0 42.9

19.8 14.5 34.9

21.5 16.7 35.5

38.5 46.2 85.7

30.3 19.6 32.4

47.1 42.4 60.0

Mathematics

Science

Science

* * *

35.3 25.3 48.9

37.0 26.3 63.6

* * *

74.1 67.1 71.9

72.7 63.8 87.3

Mathematics

Science

33.6 18.7 37.8

43.7 34.9 62.8

53.3 46.7 86.7

37.9 24.2 43.4

49.0 34.7 56.7

* * *

59.4 45.0 69.9

69.0 53.9 80.3

Mathematics

Science

>95 >95 >95

Mathematics

Science

>95 >95 >95

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

Science

* * *

38.6 26.3 42.9

45.0 45.0 44.4

Eng. Lang. Arts

64.4 50.0 89.1

60.9 47.2 73.0

64.5 52.7 74.2

Mathematics

Science

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

71.9 48.4 87.7

60.9 41.5 62.8

70.2 52.3 72.0

Science

53.2 50.0 88.6

49.1 41.2 66.1

56.6 49.8 74.3

Male

Multi-Racial 95.5 94.0 97.6

Mathematics

Female

* * *

Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

White

Eng. Lang. Arts

Hispanic/Latino

Talented and Gifted Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Black/African American

Migrant Eng. Lang. Arts

Eng. Lang. Arts

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Asian

Students with Disabilities Eng. Lang. Arts

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Eng. Lang. Arts

Mathematics

Science

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters Middle School

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Marshall Jackson GRADES SERVED 5-8

15200 McKenzie Hwy Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-2099 www.sisters.k12.or.us

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

CURRICULUM & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHAT IS THIS SCHOOL DOING TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING AND TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE?

SCHOOL READINESS

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/ AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

· Transition Day: Teachers, Principal and Counselor provide events during the last weeks of spring to help incoming 4th grade students become familiar with the middle school. · Student Support Team: This team from the middle school meets with 4th grade teachers to

determine specific placement of struggling students. · Student Effectiveness Team: This team meets weekly to identify students who need support in academics or students who need help with a social/emotional issue. ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

· Response to Instruction: School-wide focus on Core Instruction to improve student engagement and provide classroom supports for students · Sheltered Instructional Protocols for targeted students · Targeted Reading intervention/instruction 58 · Targeted Math intervention/instruction 5-8 · Special Education intervention and in-class support for students with learning disabilities · Literacy class: School-wide ability leveled instruction in Reading gr. 5-8

· World Languages: Mandarin Chinese · Technology: Computer Technology, Web Page Design, Flash Animation, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Video Production, etc… Chromebook 1:1 initiative for grades 6 and 7 · Visual, Performing, and Industrial Arts: Choir, Band, Art, Woodshop and Americana · Special Programs: Outdoor School: This program provides instruction of science curriculum in the field, as well as social/emotional development and team building in an active environment. Outdoor Rec/Science: This is a block class integrated 8th grade science and outdoor exploration, focusing on the impact of use on nature. This class is designed for students who have a strong interest in Natural Science and the outdoors. SMILE Club: A partnership with Oregon State University to expose students to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and the college/career opportunities available. Americana : Part of the Americana Project, this class exposes students to a wide range of experiences associated with American folk culture.

CAREER & TECHNICAL Integrated Engineering Curriculum, Culinary EDUCATION Arts, Emergency Medical Training

· Community Schools Initiative: Provides afterschool classes through Sisters Park and Rec, and homework support. · Interscholastic sports: Partnering with Sisters Park and Recreation

District, our students were able to participate in Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, and Track & Field.

Data and information in the Curriculum and Learning Environment section were provided by local schools and districts, and were not verified by the Oregon Department of Education.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters High School

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Joe Hosang GRADES SERVED 9-12

1700 W McKinney Butte Rd Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-4045 www.sisters.k12.or.us

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Community Members,

We are proud to inform you that Sisters High School continues to be among the top in the state of Oregon. The Smarter Balanced Assessment in math and English measures complex, real-world skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving. Oregon schools raised the bar to make sure our students are prepared for college and the work place. We are certainly very proud of our accomplishments. Yet, we continue to strive to improve. Eighteen of our teachers attended various summer institutes to enhance their learning in the areas of critical reading and writing strategies through AVID, mathematic

and analytical strategies for those who attend the math studio workshop, and we had two teachers attend the Advanced Placement institute this past August . We are committed to deliver excellence at Sisters High School, putting kids first in everything that we do! Further, we will work to improve our instruction in ways that positively impact student learning and individual growth and success by aligning our instruction to the Common Core State Standards, enhancing the systematic method to improve relationships and implementing research based instructional strategies. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure all of our students reach their fullest potential. Thank you, Principal

|

Joe Hosang

SCHOOL PROFILE

STUDENTS

ENROLLMENT 2016-17 MEDIAN CLASS SIZE English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Self-Contained

School

21.5 15.0 17.0 12.5 --

433 SELECTED DEMOGRAPHICS Economically Disadvantaged Oregon Students with Disabilities 24.0 Ever English Learner 24.0 26.0 Different Languages Spoken 26.0 Regular Attenders -Mobile Students

IMMUNIZATION RATES Percent of students with all required vaccines: 94 Percent of students without all required vaccines: 6 When data are unavailable or to protect student confidentiality: * refers to groups of less than 6 students. <5 indicates that a percentage is less than 5%.

21% 13% 6% 5 77.9% 15.8%

American Indian/Alaska Native, 6% Asian, 2% Black/African American, 0% Hispanic/Latino, 6% Multi-Racial, 3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0% White, 83% 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

(The percent without required vaccines includes students with medical exemptions, nonmedical exemptions, no immunization records, or up-to-date but incomplete immunization records. Visit http://www.healthoregon.org/immdata for more information.) >95 indicates that a percentage is greater than 95%. *** refers to a school that offers lunch at no charge to all students.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will not assign summative, overall ratings to schools on the 2016-17 report cards given the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2017-18. However, the ODE will report indicator ratings (e.g., achievement, growth, graduation, etc.) for each school and student group on the 2016-17 Report Card (RC) Rating Details reports. These reports are accessible at http://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-anddistricts/reportcards. For more information about ESSA and the redesign of the school and district report cards, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/ode/rules-and-policies/ESSA.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters High School

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Joe Hosang GRADES SERVED 9-12

1700 W McKinney Butte Rd Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-4045 www.sisters.k12.or.us

PROGRESS

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

ARE STUDENTS MAKING ADEQUATE GAINS OVER TIME?

Performance of students enrolled in the school for a full academic year SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Did at least 95% of the students at this school take required assessments? Yes Participation rate criteria are in place to ensure schools test all eligible students. The Smarter Balanced and 2014-15 was the first operational year of the alternate new English language arts and mathematics School Performance (%) assessments have assessments. four performance 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 levels where levels 3 English Language Arts (Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11) and 4 are meeting the standard for 71.3 82.4 Levels 3 & 4 school and district 15.7 16.5 accountability. Level 2 13.0 1.2 Level 1 See report cards from previous years to view historical OAKS performance data.

Mathematics

35.5 23.4 41.1

76.7

13.8 62.9 23.3

Visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data for additional assessment results.

FRESHMEN ON-TRACK TO GRADUATE

Like-School Average (%) 2016-17

81.1 8.9 10.0

71.1 16.9 12.0

77.6 15.4 7.1

48.2 37.6 14.1

46.7 28.9 24.4

35.3 27.3 37.4

41.3 30.8 28.0

(Administered statewide in Grades: 5, 8, 11)

Exceeded Met Did not meet

OUTCOMES

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2016-17 2016-17

(Administered statewide in grades: 3-8, 11)

Levels 3 & 4 Level 2 Level 1

Science

No, Interpret Results with Caution

93.8

17.5 76.3 6.3

79.2

6.9 72.2 20.8

65.6

17.8 47.8 34.4

57.8

8.0 49.8 42.2

64.1

8.5 55.6 35.9

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.

WHAT ARE STUDENTS ACHIEVING IN HIGH SCHOOL?

School Performance (%) 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2016-17 2016-17

Like-School Average (%) 2016-17

Students who earned 25% of the credits required for a regular diploma by the end of their freshman year. 89.0

Freshmen on track to graduate within 4 years

93.9

91.9

School Performance (%) 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Note: Graduation methodology changed in 2013-14.

78.2

83.4

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2015-16 2015-16

GRADUATION Students earning a standard diploma within four years of entering high school. RATE Overall graduation rate 89.9 82.8 80.3 86.4

74.8

84.0

Like-School Average (%) 2015-16

82.6

COMPLETION Students earning a regular, modified, extended, or adult high school diploma or completing a GED within five RATE years of entering high school. Overall completion rate

DROPOUT RATE

CONTINUING EDUCATION

93.0

95.4

82.9

90.1

81.9

90.1

1.9

3.9

2.0

Students who dropped out during the school year and did not re-enroll. Overall dropout rate

1.7

3.5

3.9

School Performance (%) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14

Students continuing their education after high school. Students who enrolled in a community college or four-year school within 16 months of graduation

73.5

68.6

74.0

School Oregon Performance (%) Performance (%) 2014-15 2014-15

70.0

57.4

Like-School Average (%) 2014-15

54.0

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters High School

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Joe Hosang GRADES SERVED 9-12

1700 W McKinney Butte Rd Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-4045 www.sisters.k12.or.us

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

OUTCOMES FOR KEY STUDENT GROUPS AT THIS SCHOOL COMPARED TO THE SAME GROUPS STATEWIDE STUDENT GROUP OUTCOMES

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

School Oregon Like-School Performance Performance Average (%) (%) (%)

Economically Disadvantaged 60.0 75.8 On Track 78.3 68.1 Graduation 89.2 76.8 Completion 2.1 4.2 Dropout

73.7 75.3 86.0 2.6

American Indian/Alaska Native * 70.3 On Track 100.0 56.4 Graduation 50.0 66.7 Completion 0.0 9.1 Dropout

72.2 82.0 87.0 4.0

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander * 76.1 On Track -70.1 Graduation -73.6 Completion 0.0 5.5 Dropout

>95 66.7 100 2.6

Ever English Learners * On Track 100.0 Graduation Completion 100.0 Dropout 15.4

78.7 71.1 75.6 4.0

80.4 84.7 84.6 1.5

Asian On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

>95 88.0 91.9 1.3

>95 88.9 86.2 1.4

White On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

79.5 87.3 89.4 1.6

85.3 76.6 83.9 3.6

84.6 83.0 90.6 2.0

Students with Disabilities On Track 71.4 69.5 Graduation 81.8 55.5 Completion 73.3 64.9 Dropout 3.3 5.7

68.4 64.8 77.9 3.5

Black/African American On Track * 75.6 Graduation 100.0 66.1 Completion 100.0 72.2 Dropout 0.0 6.3

84.2 79.2 80.0 2.4

Female On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

84.4 89.5 91.5 1.0

86.5 78.4 84.6 3.4

88.2 85.5 92.2 1.8

Migrant On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

Male On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

71.4 83.8 88.7 2.7

80.4 71.4 79.4 4.5

80.3 80.1 88.2 2.2

* 100.0 100.0 0.0

* -100.0 16.7

76.1 68.9 73.8 4.0

78.9 76.5 75.0 2.1

Hispanic/Latino On Track * Graduation 60.0 Completion 100.0 Dropout 8.0

77.3 69.4 76.5 4.6

78.7 78.5 85.7 1.7

Talented and Gifted On Track * Graduation 92.9 Completion 100.0 Dropout 0.0

>95 92.7 96.8 0.6

>95 95.7 97.8 0.6

Multi-Racial On Track Graduation Completion Dropout

83.6 74.4 81.3 4.1

82.7 83.7 90.7 1.5

* 83.3 100.0 0.0

*, <5, and >95 are displayed when the data must be suppressed to protect student confidentiality.

On-Track data are based on the 2016-17 school year; all other data are based on the 2015-16 school year. See previous page for outcome definitions.

CURRICULUM & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHAT IS THIS SCHOOL DOING TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING AND TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE?

SCHOOL READINESS

9th grade transition program Summer School Vertical alignment of content Every

student is known Freshman Orientation Focus on Essential Skills Outlaw Friday Homeroom

Data and information in the Curriculum and Learning Environment section were provided by local schools and districts, and were not verified by the Oregon Department of Education.


OREGON

REPORT CARD

2016-17

Sisters High School 1700 W McKinney Butte Rd Sisters, OR 97759 (541) 549-4045 www.sisters.k12.or.us

DISTRICT Sisters SD 6 SUPERINTENDENT Curtiss Scholl PRINCIPAL Joe Hosang GRADES SERVED 9-12

For more report card measures, including detailed demographic information, visit www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data

CURRICULUM & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT CONTINUED . . . ACADEMIC SUPPORT Tutoring, Peer Tutoring Special Education Program Sisters Educational Options (online) English and Math Labs Writing Center

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION Health, Culinary, Carpentry Computer Aid Design School to Work Program Various Internships, limited only by our imagination

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT World Language Courses --Mandarin, Spanish, Tours Abroad Honors & Dual-Enrollment Courses --AP Chinese, AP Government, AP US History, AP Calculus, AP Literature & Composition, AP Biology, Dual EnrollmentMath 111/112 Special Programs --Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition (IEE), Pursue Your Passion, ASPIRE, Community 101, Americana, Guitar/Ukulele Building, Building a Skate Park, Signage through Art, Emergency Medical Training, Flight Science, Greenhouse

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 80% of our students participate in school sports and clubs 20 Interscholastic Sports & 10 Clubs Partnership with Parks & Recreation- Theatre Arts and various other programs

Data and information in the Curriculum and Learning Environment section were provided by local schools and districts, and were not verified by the Oregon Department of Education.


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

2017 SISTERS PROFILE

Photo courtesy of Five Pine Lodge

The town of Sisters takes its name from the iconic Three Sisters Mountains that dominate its western skyline, shown in the photo above. Each of the three volcanic peaks—North Sister, Middle Sister, and South Sister (Faith, Hope, and Charity are their respective Native American names)—exceed 10,000 feet. Sisters’ history closely follows that of the Pacific Northwest. Three miles northeast of Sisters’ current location, Camp Polk was established in 1865 as a military post to respond to the potential threat of Paiute Indians in the area. Homesteaders quickly replaced the military after discovering there was no conflict and soon established ranches, a store, and a post office. In 1888 the post office and about twenty families relocated southwest to what is now the City of Sisters. The next one hundred years were dominated by sheep grazing, cattle ranching, and logging. In May 1923 ten downtown businesses and several residences were lost due to a garage fire. The following year Sisters was aflame again due to the Gist Hotel fire. “Half of Pioneer Town is Leveled by Flames,” was written in The Bend Bulletin. By the 1970s not only was logging in serious decline but so was the City of Sisters. The leading Sisters resort, Black Butte Ranch, persuaded the city to revitalize the town by focusing on tourism. Utilizing an 1880’s Western building theme inspired by the town’s heritage, Sisters was transformed and became an attraction for tourists worldwide. Today Sisters and its larger surrounding area (known as “Sisters Country”) is recognized for an outstanding school system, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, a rich arts and cultural scene, and a rural, community-focused top-quality lifestyle. Though the downtown is characterized by small and authentic lifestyle retail stores and restaurants, Sisters has all of the commercial attributes to attract business owners and entrepreneurs who value and appreciate the city’s small-town charm.

For more information, contact:

Caprielle A. Lewis Business Development Manager, Sisters

Economic Development for Central Oregon 520 E. Cascade Ave. Sisters, OR 97759 Phone: 541-977-5683 caprielle@edcoinfo.com www.edcoinfo.com

Quick Reference 2 Land Inventory 2 Top Employers 5 Wage Information 7 Industry Mix 8 Business Costs 10 Employment Trends 12 Housing Costs 14 Financial Valuations, Tax Rates 15 Population

16 19 20 20 21 23 23 25 27

Education Utilities Telecommunication Health Services Transportation Fire & Emergency Services Parks, Resorts & Recreation Topography & Climate Business Resources

Page 1 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

BUSINESS LAND CHOICES IN SISTERS Sisters has both light industrial and developed business park lots available. Some existing industrial and commercial buildings are available for purchase. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Search/SearchResults.aspx?linkcode=13880#/ForSale/c!ARUIBQAAAQQBAlVTBQECT1IHAQdTaXN0ZXJzCgEFOTc3NTkVAADgloo7AwDAHTF-AF$EAD_AQJg$BAKQ$AA In addition, Sisters has several attractive and affordable commercial spaces for lease ranging from 500 sf to 8,000 sf. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Search/SearchResults.aspx?linkcode=13890#/All-Types/ForLease/c!ARYCBAAGAg$AAEEAQJVUwUBAk9SBwEHU2lzdGVycwoBBTk3NzU5

SISTERS’ TOP PUBLIC & PRIVATE EMPLOYERS According to the Oregon Employment Department, 78% of Oregon establishments have nine or fewer employees and the average private establishment employs 11 people. To an even greater extent than the state, Central Oregon's business environment is typified by innovative, small companies, producing niche-market products and services..” Clearly, smaller companies are more crucial to rural communities and it’s fair to say that Sisters’ business environment is dominated by smaller-sized employers, with a few exceptions.

Top Private and Public Employers in Sisters Employment Organization

2017

Black Butte Ranch

352

Sisters School District

126

Ray's Food Place - Sisters

52

US Forest Service

65

Three Creeks Brewing

55

USFS

NA

ENERGYneering Solutions Inc

53

In Sisters, the larger public employers are Black Butte Ranch, the Sisters School District, Ray’s Food Place, and the US Forest Service.

Sisters Coffee Company

50

Five Pine Lodge & Conf. Ctr.

40

Metabolic Maintenance

35

Among the private sector, Sisters has a strong concentration of businesses related to tourism, hospitality, recreation, and the arts. However, Sisters has a growing and diverse tradedsector economy (companies that sell products or provide services outside of the area) including employers in important industries such as; Natural Resources, Agriculture, Food Processing, Green Energy, Telecom, Critical Power, Wood Products, Outdoor Recreation, Aviation/Flight Science, BioScience, Media, High Tech, Industrial Arts, Advanced Manufacturing, and Entrepreneurship.

Sisters Athletic Club

41

Bi-Mart - Sisters

33

Xpress Printing

13

Subway - Sisters

18

City of Sisters

16

Les Schwab Center - Sisters

14

Bird Gard

12

Lakeview Millworks

11

Mohr Solutions Power 9 Below are a few examples of Sisters’ businesses, as well as Ponderosa Forge 7 economically significant local events categorized by industry Source: EDCO, 2017 clusters:  Tourism/Recreation: Black Butte Ranch Resort, Five Pine Lodge & Conference Center, The Fly Fisher’s Place, Aspen Lakes Golf Course, HooDoo Ski Area, Sisters Movie House  Specialty Retail: The Stitchin’ Post, Sisters Olive and Nuts, Beacham’s Clock Company, Canyon Creek Pottery, Antler Arts, Sisters Log Furniture  Chain Retail: McDonald’s, Bi-Mart, Les Schwab Tire Center, Subway, Dutch Brothers  Arts & Events: Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters Rodeo, Sisters Art Works, Clearwater Gallery, Sisters Gallery, and Frame works, Hood Avenue Art  Light Manufacturing: Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks (Central Oregon’s largest blacksmith operation and manufacturer of handcrafted fireside and architectural iron products), Preston Thompson Guitars, Black Crater Clothing, Z-Glass Act (custom designer and manufacturer of light fixtures)  Media/Publications: Zion Pictures, Deep River Books  Bioscience/Health: Metabolic Maintenance (a natural nutrition supplement manufacturer) Page 2 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683 

 

Natural Resources/Wood Products: Swiss Mountain Log Homes, Three Creeks Woodworking, GFP Enterprises Inc. (emergency response company focused on wildland fire suppression and catastrophe management solutions), Rocky Mountain Timber Products Food Processing: Three Creeks Brewing Company, Sisters Coffee Company, Angeline’s Bakery (a specialty bakery for vegan and gluten-free food), Laird’s Superfood High Tech/Engineering: ENERGYneering Solutions Inc. (a global green energy, engineering consulting and construction firm), Bird Gard (an electronic bird control company), Mohr Solutions Power (a TeleCom and critical power supply company, Abbajay Automated Control Systems Aviation/Flight Sciences: Innoviator (aircraft engineering and consulting firm)

Many of Sisters’ downtown retail, professional services, and commercial businesses are members of the Sisters Chamber of Commerce.

BUILDING ACTIVITY IN SISTERS “The City of Sisters is experiencing another year of relatively strong residential construction activity through the first three quarters of 2017. As of September 30, 2017, the City has authorized the construction of 73 single family units, 20 townhouse units, and 3 triplex units for a total of 102 residential units. New commercial construction projects completed are Dairy Queen, Five Pine cabins and laundry building, Creekside Campground restroom, Sisters Mini Storage and multiple projects for the Sisters School District. Laird Superfood project is underway and other new commercial and mixed-use projects have received land use approval and are anticipated to be underway shortly including two new mixed-use light industrial/live work projects in the North Sisters Business Park. Additionally, the City has a number of projects currently under review including a hotel and formula food establishment and a new transportation center at Sisters High School. City staff continues to receive numerous inquiries supporting feasibility studies on additional residential and commercial projects. The last four Affordable Housing units out of seven are under construction at Skygate by Housing Works and a site plan application was recently approved for Housing Works to enable construction of 48 multifamily Affordable units. Construction of these 48 multifamily units is anticipated in Spring 2017. Hayden Homes has broken ground on Phase 5 of the Village at Cold Springs which will enable the constriction of 17 single family units and 24 multifamily market rate units. Infrastructure review for the Grand Peaks subdivision (formally Kuivato) and Clear Pine Phase III is currently underway, laying the groundwork for an additional 50 single family units. The building permit for The Lodge - Assisted Living Facility has been issued and construction is anticipated to commence in the near future. Although residential construction has been very active in 2017, familiar challenges with labor supply, land and construction costs continue to keep new construction from meeting the high demand. As long as the national economic outlook remains stable, we anticipate continued high levels of construction activity in 2018 in response to very high levels of demand.” City of Sisters, Community Development Department

COSTS OF DOING BUSINESS In the Central Oregon Tri-County area, Sisters has established a reputation for affordable utilities, lowest systems development (SDCs) fees as a percent of the project, and responsiveness from local government to business needs. Business license fees: Standard is $105 per year plus $4 per employee. (Source: City of Sisters, 2016)

Page 3 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

AVERAGE WAGES FOR SELECT OCCUPATIONS Below are average hourly wages in Oregon, Washington, and California. Central Oregon wages are typically below those of Oregon, often 10 to 20%. Wages in Washington are typically higher than Oregon while California wages routinely run at least 20% higher than those in Oregon:

Page 4 Last updated 11/13/2017

Š Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

COVERED EMPLOYMENT & PAYROLL Below is covered employment data by sector, employee count, payroll, and average annual wage in the tri-county region. Average annual pay is the total of all covered wages paid during the year divided by the monthly average number of covered jobs during the year. Covered employment refers to jobs that are eligible for unemployment insurance, so it is a good barometer of wage and sector trends. Note that while most employees are covered, notable exceptions include the self-employed, those who work solely on commission, and some agricultural workers. Relative to last year (2015 data), all measurements—the number individuals employed, the associated payroll, and average annual pay—increased across the board, demonstrating a broad return to a healthier economy. In terms of sheer numbers employed, the big gains in industry sectors in Deschutes County were construction, manufacturing, professional and businesses services, and education & health services. Similarly, payroll in Deschutes County expanded by 9% and average annual pay registered an improvement of 3%. The average annual wage for Central Oregon is $41,748, while the average annual wage for all of Oregon is $49,452.

INDUSTRY MIX Central Oregon has an ever-more diverse mix of industries that create the employment foundation for the regional economy. For example, in 2007, construction accounted for more than 11% of total payroll, while today it is much closer to national averages. A large slice of the overall pie, government, has seen its share of payroll disperse to other sectors such as education and health services (the fastest growing sector). Information, which includes software, IT services, and data centers, has grown by 30% over the past decade. Tourism (leisure and hospitality) has also seen gains in the past 10 years.

Page 5 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

COSTS OF DOING BUSINESS IN OREGON Oregon has achieved national status for being a cost competitive location for business. The table below compares the cost of doing business in Oregon, Washington, and California. Major contributing factors to the Oregon advantage are no sales tax, no inventory tax, an affordable property tax system, and affordable labor costs. Across the country on average, taxpayers pay the most in taxes to their own state and local governments.

Sources: Tax Foundation, Oregon Employment Department, Washington State Employment Security Department, and California Employment Development Department, US Energy Information Association, Employer Health Benefits Survey, Premium rate ranking index, 1 Oregon Insurance Division, Washington does not have a corporate income tax but does have a gross receipts tax (Business & Occupancy Tax). While not strictly comparable to corporate income tax rates, it is imposed on revenues, not profits, resulting in noteworthy effective tax rates, particularly for small businesses and startups.

Perhaps one of the greatest assets in Oregon is the structure of how corporations are taxed, known as the Single Sales Factor. The tax rate on corporate income of firms doing business in the state is the greater of a minimum tax based on relative Oregon sales ($150-$100,000, approximately 0.1% of sales by entity) or an income-based levy of 6.6% on taxable income up to $1 million and 7.6% above that. Relative Oregon sales are responsible 100% in determining U.S. corporate income taxable in Oregon. This single interstate factor stands in contrast to states that also use factors for property and payroll to apportion taxable income. It is advantageous to a business headquartered or producing tangible goods in Oregon, but selling products throughout the country, or the world, where it also operates, because its business Oregon tax liability is proportional only to its Oregon customer base, and that liability does not grow directly as a result of greater investment or employment in Oregon. How the single sales factor works: In its Oregon tax return, the business takes the ratio of Oregon sales to total U.S. sales and applies that ratio to its consolidated federal income. The result is Oregon taxable income. Oregon sales are based on where the greater cost of performance occurs for intangible sales. In the case of tangible goods, Oregon sales include the throwback of sales to customers where the entity would not otherwise be taxable. (Source: Business Oregon) Page 6 Last updated 11/13/2017

Š Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

This tax policy is a major reason why Oregon is home to Intel’s largest global employment and capital investment. Single sales factor plays an important role for Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Keen, and other outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers’ continued growth of headquarters, R&D, and warehouse operations. The tables below compare costs for a manufacturing company with 20 employees to one with 200 employees. This example does not factor or include cost savings offered by incentive programs. Oregon offers more incentive programs to traded-sector businesses (companies that sell products or services outside of the area) than Washington and California combined. Attempting to understand all cost factors in different states and how those impact your specific business can be a daunting task. Some cost factors such as the efficiency and approach to regulatory oversight (i.e. implementation of federal EPA rules) can be dramatically different from state to state, but virtually impossible to place a dollar value on for comparison purposes. 20-Employee Firm, Urban Location

1

Oregon

California

Idaho

Washington

$142,014

$206,706

$147,258

$134,616

$1,045,000

$1,053,280

$947,980

$1,184,900

$191,433

$237,811

$183,220

$249,586

$6,869

$10,400

$5,944

$19,193

Property tax

$141,360

$74,080

$102,960

$59,360

3

$0

$16,734

$11,956

$52,819

Tax on capital purchases (first year only)

$0

$239,800

$18,000

$204,240

Total operating costs, initial capital taxes

$1,526,675

$1,822,077

$1,405,362

$1,851,894

+ $295,402

($121,313)

+ $325,219

Oregon

California

Idaho

Washington

$1,327,890

$1,903,410

$1,371,030

$1,281,510

$10,450,000

$10,532,800

$9,479,800

$11,849,000

$878,526

$766,890

$726,294

$1,060,471

$29,430

$67,196

$59,440

$191,925

Property tax

$718,400

$629,600

$978,400

$762,400

3

$0

$167,340

$119,557

$528,190

Tax on capital purchases (first year only)

$0

$2,398,000

$180,000

$2,042,400

Total operating costs, initial capital taxes

$13,404,245

$16,297,896

$12,794,964

$17,187,706

+ $2,893,651

($609,282)

+ $3,783,461

Energy costs Employee gross payroll Payroll taxes/insurance

2

Corporate income or gross receipts taxes Other taxes

1

Difference from Oregon 200-Employee Firm, Rural Location

1

Energy costs Employee gross payroll Payroll taxes/insurance Corporate income or gross receipts taxes Other taxes

1

Difference from Oregon

1 Location affects estimators only for property taxes. 2 Payroll taxes include federal Social Security & Medicare, but not local levies. 3 "Other taxes" includes any relevant business tax that would apply to the business scenario used in the example, including state franchise taxes or sales & use taxes on current purchases. Table source: Business Oregon website.

Page 7 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

Workers Compensation Insurance According to the Workers' Compensation Division of Oregon OSHA, Oregon workers’ compensation costs, already among the lowest in the nation, will drop in 2017 for the fourth-straight year.

Workers’ compensation costs in Oregon are the 7th lowest in the county, highly favorable compared to other states. The “pure premium” is the portion of the premium employers pay insurers to cover anticipated claims costs for job-related injuries and deaths. State officials attribute the decrease to a focus on improving worker safety, getting injured workers treated and back on the job quickly, as well as the initial impact of medical cost control strategies. The “pure premium” rate has either remained the same or decreased for 23 of the past 25 years. At $1.28, it’s currently the lowest it has been in 20 years, making this cost among the lowest in the country for employers. For manufacturers in places like California, the cost savings of workers’ compensation insurance in Oregon can be substantial. Even a company with 50 employees can realize six-figure annual savings on this one cost factor alone

EMPLOYMENT TRENDS Oregon’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.3% in 2016 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This was more than double the pace of national growth (1.5%) and the second-fastest among all states. A year earlier, in 2015, Oregon’s growth tied with Texas for the fastest in the nation at 4.5%, while during that same year, Central Oregon's GDP Grew by 6.9%. Additionally, Bend-Redmond MSA’s total annual wages grew 9.1% from 2015-2016, while the US average grew by only 3%.

UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS Regarded as a lagging indicator by most economists, this chart provides a five-year perspective on unemployment in the Tri-County area. Since early 2011, unemployment rates have been reduced significantly. Central Oregon is currently experiencing some of the lowest unemployment rates ever recorded in the region. As of May 2017, Deschutes County's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest ever at 3.6%, with Crook County at 5.7%, and Jefferson County's rate at 5.2%, its lowest since June 2008 and a statistically significant decline. Because of Central Oregon’s sustained strong in-migration job creation typically lags population growth, a reason why historically, Oregon’s unemployment rate tracks higher than the national rate. However, that is no longer the case. Page 8 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

HOUSING / REAL ESTATE TRENDS Average Monthly Rent The Central Oregon rental market continues to face heightened demand in the midst of constrained supply. According to the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association (COROA), the overall vacancy rate is 1.50% (as of May 2016), down from 12.4% in 2009. The high demand has exerted pressure on prices and a growing interest in multi-family residential construction, particularly in Bend and Redmond. In the last year, two and three-bedroom rental houses increased more on a percentage basis than apartments and duplexes. 2016 average rent prices for a three-bedroom home were up slightly from 2015 in nearly all Central Oregon communities. Our expectation is that 2017 annual rental figures will be up sharply in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, and Prineville amidst strong in-migration and near record low vacancies.

2015 Median Residential Home Sale Comparison 700,000 600,000

Crook County Bend

500,000

Redmond

400,000

La Pine Sisters

300,000

Sunriver

200,000 Jefferson County U.S.

100,000 0

Page 9 Last updated 11/13/2017

Š Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

Home Prices As with much of the rest of the country, residential property prices peaked to all-time highs in 2006-2007 and declined in value by as much 40% in the following years. Prices are now rebounding substantially - both median and average home prices increased in 2017 across the region and are currently at or above all-time highs. (It is noteworthy to mention that prices in Sunriver and Sisters include a much higher percentage of high-end homes and homes on acreage than comparable prices in Bend or Redmond.)

Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Market Trends Central Oregon’s commercial real estate market is marked by substantial positive absorption trends. In their quarterly POINTS report, Compass Commercial Real Estate observes that 2014 marked the beginning of the end of the recession for the office market. Retail and office sectors are experiencing historically low vacancy rates in all commercial real estate sectors in Bend and Redmond. In 2017, 2,380 acres were added to Bend’s UGB with room to grow commercial, industrial and retail land by 815 acres. Absorption of Bend’s 2.5 million sq. ft. of office space has picked up, with the current vacancy rate falling again from 4.6% to 3.7%, with nearly 434,000 sq. ft. of space leased since the fourth quarter of 2010. Activity in the industrial market (approximately 5.72 million sq. ft. in Bend and Redmond) has been strong. As of the end of the first quarter in 2017, Bend’s citywide industrial vacancy rate dropped yet again to 4.6%. The Redmond industrial market has also performed well in the recovery, with a current vacancy rate of 2.9% at the end of Q1. Ten of the last eleven quarters have shown increasing occupancy in the Redmond industrial market. Building activity is steadily increasing throughout Central Oregon. As a result, the number of building permits issued for new commercial construction, remodels, additions, and repurposing is increasing rapidly, construction prices are on the increase and rents, particularly for newer properties, are climbing.

Page 10 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

Land Prices, Lease Rates & Construction Costs Land costs in the region are rebounding after seeing as much as 50% value reductions resulting from the Great Recession. Costs do vary by community, with Crook and Jefferson Counties generally having lower land and lease costs. In Deschutes County, La Pine costs are lowest and comparable with Crook and Jefferson Counties. Several years of strong demand for retail, office, and light industrial space are pushing vacancies down and rents higher in 2017.

Tax Rates Tax rates in Sisters range from 15.8% in the city limits to as low as 11.4% just outside of town. These rates are lower than Bend and Redmond. The specific tax codes that apply to property in the Sisters area vary according to an array of factors including the type of property, amount of acreage, and proximity to Sisters city limits. For more information about tax rates in the Sisters area, please contact the Deschutes County Assessor’s Office at (541) 388-6508.

Financial Institutions & Deposits Three bank branches are located in Sisters. Additionally, 14 financial institutions with over 40 branch locations are present in Bend and have a wide range of financial services available.

Banks in Sisters First Interstate U.S. Bank Washington Federal Savings

Central Oregon is home to 16 financial institutions which collectively have 64 branches in the region. In addition to these banks and credit unions, there are a number of alternative financial resources that can be found on EDCO’s website under incentives. Alternative financing includes a number of organizations with local offices that work closely with banks and credit unions including Business Oregon, Craft3, and Oregon Certified Business Development Organization. The total FDIC-insured deposit base as of June 30, 2016 (the most current data available) was $3.06 billion. Reflecting higher than average deposit wealth, Central Oregon also supports a significant number of financial planning and investment firms. Many of these firms also provide wealth management for clients nationwide. Financial Institutions Deposits in Central Oregon (in millions) County Crook County Deschutes County Jefferson County Tri-County Total

2008

2012

$270 $1,623 $133 $2,678

$206 $2,351 $139 $2,696

2013

2014

2015

2016

$205 $2,450 $146 $2,801

$237 $2,682 $143 $3,063

$234 $3,000 $143 $3,377

$264 $3,235 $148 $3,647

% Growth 2015-2016 11.4% 7.83% 3.5% 8%

Source: FDIC Summary of Deposits as of 6/30 for each year.

Page 11 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

POPULATION

Population Forecast Oregon’s population growth of 1.56% from 2015 to 2016 was again dominated by net migration (movers-in outpaced movers-out). Similarly, but even more dramatic, in-migration trends prevail in the Tri-County area. In 2016, Deschutes County was the 6th fastest growing county in the U.S. Bend more than doubled in size between 1990 and 2000 and grew by 47% between 2000 and 2010. While growth flattened between 2010 and 2012, signs over the past 24 months point to a pickup of in-migration and business activity across the region.

Tri-County Population by Age 18%

22%

60%

Ages 0-17 Ages 1864

Since 2010, Crook County has grown at a very slow pace after dramatic growth between 1990 and 2010. Since 2000, Jefferson County has grown at a steady rate that exceeds that of Oregon and the nation. The United States Census recently released population figures that vary from PSU’s more conservative population estimates. In March 2015, Portland State University (PSU)’s Oregon Population Forecast Program released a population forecast for the Tri-County region of an estimated 416,764 people by 2065 – the first of its kind in many years. Deschutes County, the fastest growing county in the state, will be home to about 357,345 people in 2065, with 194,793 of them in greater Bend, increasing the city by an estimated 133% over today’s population. The population in Jefferson County in 2065 will reach an estimated 33,779, 48% over today’s population. By 2065, an expected 25,640 will call Crook County home, a 19% increase over 2016. Overall, population forecasters expect the region to continue to be a very dynamic part of the state and country.

Page 12 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

EDUCATION Public Schools Sisters School District #6 is one of the most successful and highly acclaimed school districts of its size in the state of Oregon, not only for academics, activities, and sports, but also for community support and parent involvement, and business partnership support. Because of the exceptional community support, the Sisters School District is able to offer its students highly unique programs such as; Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition (IEE), The Americana Project, a Young Wings Flight Instruction Course, a luthier program, Advanced Placement and honors classes, C.T.E. / S.T.E.A.M. courses, Pursue Your Passion and Future Business Leaders of America (pre-business programs), remedial offerings in core subjects, all-day kindergarten, Arts, and foreign languages. The Sisters School District includes Sisters and the surrounding area. Sisters Elementary, Sisters Middle School, and Sisters High School serve a student community of over 1,700 students. Due to low student-faculty ratios (smaller class sizes) Sisters schools are regionally renowned for high quality and individual attention to students. Of the District’s 62 teachers, all meet Highly Qualified standards, over 63% hold a Master’s degree or higher and, on average, have 14 years teaching experience.

School

Total Enrollment

Sisters Elementary k-4 Sisters Middle 5-8 Sisters High 9-12 Total: Sisters School Dist.

333 324 1079 1082

Source: Sisters School District, 2017

To view the current State School Report Cards, click on the links below. District: http://www.sisters.k12.or.us/files/_FIKo2_/854932fa3db0974a3745a49013852ec4/2013-14SSD_Report_Card.pdf SES: http://www.sisters.k12.or.us/files/_FIKli_/3bc21b8c8155e0403745a49013852ec4/2013-14-SES_Report_Card.pdf SMS: http://www.sisters.k12.or.us/files/_FIKhx_/59ef9e888f6b69683745a49013852ec4/2013-14-SMS_Report_Card.pdf SHS: http://www.sisters.k12.or.us/files/_FIKht_/fc178c12e636dc673745a49013852ec4/2013-14-SHS_Report_Card.pdf For more information, visit www.sisters.k12.or.us. Private Schools in Sisters

Private Schools Sisters Christian Academy and Mountain Montessori offer quality programs and education to Sisters (and outlying areas) families. Sisters Christian Academy serves the needs of students through eighth grade.

Demand for Higher Education

Location/ Phone #

School Sisters Christian Academy (Pre K-8) www.sisterschristianacademy.com Mountain Montessori www.mountainmontessorisisters.co m

15211 McKinney Butte Rd. (541) 549-4133 104 E Adams St. (541) 549-0000

Number of students 58 32

Source: EDCO 2017

The populace of Central Oregon has a strong interest in pursuing higher education and improving their vocational skills. The last several years, demand for higher education has been driven by several forces: Central Oregon’s growing population base, a recovery from the national economic recession, and job training and re-training. Additionally, OSU-Cascades Campus is gaining in reputation, attracting more students, and expanding its program offerings. EDCO works in partnership with Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and OSU-Cascades to ensure that program offerings align with business needs. Both institutions have top leaders that serve as Directors on EDCO’s Board.

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Central Oregon Community College operates campuses in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville. Founded in 1949, COCC (www.cocc.edu) is Oregon’s first and consequently oldest community college. The College offers two-year associate degrees, transfer/lower division programs, career and technical education degrees and certificates, developmental courses, continuing education and community learning classes, industry-specific training programs and business management assistance. The COCC District covers a 10,000-square-mile area that encompasses all of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties, the southern part of Wasco, and the northern portions of Klamath

Page 13 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683 and Lake Counties. A seven-member board of directors governs the College, with members of that board elected from geographic zones in the District. The 201-acre Bend campus includes 26 buildings with a total of 575,000 square feet under roof. The newest buildings are the Jungers Culinary Center, funded primarily by private donations and opened in 2011, and the Health Careers Center and Science Center, funded by a voter-approved bond measure, both opened in fall 2012. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operated by COCC provides active support for Central Oregon’s small businesses. SBDC provides programs such as counseling and market research assistance for entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of development. COCC’s Continuing Education department delivers industry-specific courses and workshops tailored to business and industry’s changing needs. The College also offers a wide range of continuing education for personal and professional development. COCC’s Business and Employee Development department delivers industry-specific courses and workshops tailored to business and industry’s changing needs. The College also offers a wide range of continuing education for personal and professional development. The COCC Redmond Campus sits on 25-acres near the Redmond Airport and includes four buildings to serve students with a variety of career programs, educational opportunities, and transfer eligible classes. This past year, approximately 2,400 students enrolled in one or more credit classes in Redmond. In addition to the wide range of services and college courses offered to students, COCC’s Redmond Campus is home to the region’s Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center, a 26,000-square-foot technical training facility with certificate and degree programs readying students for jobs in the manufacturing field. Redmond is also home to COCC’s Veterinary Technician program. The COCC regional Technology Education Center offers classes for Central Oregon’s business and workforce population at the Redmond Campus. This 34,000-square-foot facility, planned and developed with industry participation, is home to a two-year degree option in Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics (TED). For more information: www.cocc.edu/redmond or 541-504-2900.

COCC Technology Education Center in Redmond

Enrollment at COCC has increased dramatically over the years, doubling in the last few years as increasing numbers of area residents turned to the College for education and training after the economic downturn. A record number of students have been earning certificates and degrees, then transferring to four-year colleges and universities or moving into jobs locally using skills learned in the career and technical education programs.

Oregon State University – Cascades With a campus so new the paint is still drying, their first 1,200 students, 3,000 alumni, and community supporters are realizing a 30-year, grassroots effort to bring a four-year university to Central Oregon. OSU-Cascades opened its 10-acre campus in Bend at the start of the fall term in 2016. Located in the heart of Central Oregon, a vast natural laboratory, OSU-Cascades offers 16 undergraduate and four graduate degrees, including signature programs in energy systems engineering, tourism and outdoor leadership, and hospitality management.

Page 14 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683 The Energy Systems Engineering Management program is unique in the state, preparing graduates for a broad range of careers in the energy industry. The Computer Science degree was developed with considerable industry input from many of the region’s software firms. OSU-Cascades is now offering an executive leadership MBA program through OSU’s College of Business. The MBA takes about two years and is delivered in a hybrid format, blending faceto-face with online sessions and is designed for busy professionals. The university also aims to launch additional MBA programs. OSU-Cascades’ enrollment is slated to grow to 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025 to meet state educational attainment goals, The campus will serve students from Central Oregon, as well as Oregon, the U.S., and international destinations.

Additional Colleges and Universities Additional accredited academic institutions have a presence in Central Oregon, typically combining evening and occasional weekend classes in conjunction with distance learning.     

University of Oregon is offering its Executive MBA program at its Bend location (503-276-3622) Eastern Oregon University Division of Distance Education (541-385-1137) George Fox University (1-800-631-0921) Linfield College - Central Oregon Center (541-388-2986) Oregon Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, via COCC

UTILITIES SERVING SISTERS Electric Companies Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) a member-owned cooperative, is the provider of electric power in Sisters. CEC has over 31,000 customers in the largely rural areas of Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Grant, Linn, Wasco and Lake Counties. For more information visit: http://www.cec.coop For all sectors, Oregon’s electrical rates are well below the national average. For industrial customers, Central Oregon providers offer rates up to nearly 16% below the U.S. average and nearly 50% below those in neighboring California. CEC was able to hold rates steady in 2012 despite increasing wholesale rates from Bonneville Power Administration to its public utility customers. As a result, CEC residential rates remain below those charged by the state’s largest corporate utilities.

Water System & Rates Sisters’ fresh water is sourced from three deep wells that tap into a readily accessible underground aquifer. With an average daily use of 650,000 gallons and 978 residential hookups, the water demands of Sisters are easily met by Sisters’ ample resources. Water usage in the summer increases dramatically to approximately 1.5 million gallons daily because of the 8,000 seasonal residents and tourists in the area. Utilizing an above-ground reservoir with a capacity of 1.6 million gallons, Sisters has the infrastructure in place to meet even the highest summer demand. In addition, the city holds water rights for future expansion. Currently, Sisters has water rights and capacity to pump 4.15 million gallons per day. The City of Sisters provides low-income rates for households that qualify. Monthly rates include a fixed charge based on meter size. For more information please contact Sisters utility billing at (541) 549-6022. Page 15 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

Sewer Rates Sisters’ municipal wastewater system conveys and treats an average of 200,000 gallons per day of domestic, commercial, and industrial wastewater. The city’s modern treatment plant is designed for a capacity of 475,000 gallons per day.

Monthly Sewer Rates (per EDU) Classification Wastewater Low-Income Assistance Program

Fee $39/EDU

$26.78/EDU Sewer rates in Sisters vary on the type of entity served. Single-family residential customers are charged one Equivalent Dwelling Unit per month. CommerSource: City of Sisters cial entities are charged based on their average winter consumption. As such, rates vary between companies. Please contact City of Sisters Finance Department at (541) 323-5209 for more information.

TELECOMMUNICATION The town of Sisters lives up to the excellent area standards of leading-edge telecommunication services. Like Bend, Redmond, and the rest of Central Oregon, Sisters boasts highend specialized data and telecommunications providers with extensive fiber-based infrastructure throughout the city and region.

Sisters Communications Providers Quantum Comm.

Commercial

http://quantum-networks.net/

BendTel

Commercial

http://www.bendtel.com/

BendBroadband

Residential & Commercial

https://bendbroadband.com/

Century Link

Residential & Commercial

www.qwest.com/

Local companies provide services with access options including landline (copper), fiber optics, and wireless (WiFi, WiMax, HSPA+ and secure microwave). DSL, ISDN, Frame Relay, ATM and Metro Ethernet services along with the traditional high capacity TDM services (T1, T3, and OCx) are available from a number of these providers.

HEALTH SERVICES Top quality health care is one of Central Oregon’s best characteristics. Sisters, along with the rest of Central Oregon, has ready access to a high concentration of world-class physicians and specialists attracted to Central Oregon for its great quality-of-life. The region’s research and care in cardiology and orthopedics are among the nation’s best. St. Charles Health System owns and operates medical centers in Redmond, Madras, and Bend (Oregon's only Level II Trauma Center east of the Cascades) and leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville. St. Charles Family Care clinic in Sisters offers patient care, out-patient surgery, and an array of services for family and individual needs. Critical care and a variety of specialized services are also readily available at healthcare facilities in Bend and Redmond. A short 25-minute drive from Sisters, St. Charles Medical Center in Bend is a fully accredited, 261-bed hospital with 2,822 medical staff and employees, offering Sisters residents advanced care. Services include 24-hour emergency care, intensive/cardiac care, physical, respiratory and nutritional therapy, radiology, surgery and an on-campus rehabilitation center. In addition, St. Charles Medical Center offers cancer care, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, stroke care, and weight loss surgery. High-tech leading-edge services are also present in St. Charles’ telemedicine and da Vinci Surgery programs. Over the years, St. Charles Health System has been recognized as the primary provider of quality healthcare for patients in Central and Eastern Oregon. In 2012, Thomson Reuters recognized St. Charles as one of the best health systems in the nation for quality and efficiency for the fourth year running. Healthcare Locations in Sisters: Bend Memorial Clinic-Sisters Clinic 231 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters, OR 97759 | 541-549-0303

St. Charles Medical Center-Sisters Clinic Sisters Clinic: 615 N. Arrowleaf Trail, Sisters, OR 97759 | 541-549-1318

High Lakes Health Care-Osteopathic 354 W. Adams Ave., Sisters, OR 97759 | 541-549-9609

Page 16 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683 Healthcare Locations outside Sisters: 2500 N.E. Neff Rd., Bend OR 97701 | 541-382-4321 1253 N.W. Canal Blvd., Redmond OR 97756 | 541-548-8131 Sisters also has health experts in the fields of; Physical Therapy, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, Massage, Dentistry, Orthodontia, Optometry, and Veterinary Medicine.

TRANSPORTATION Motor Freight Sisters is located on a major federal freight route 20 miles west of Bend, 109 miles east of Salem, and 100 miles northeast of Eugene. Hwy 126 intersects Sisters and connects the city with points west (Salem and terminating in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast) and points east (Boise). Hwy 242 branches off Hwy 20 to Eugene; both highways connect Sisters to the I-5 corridor, the major north-south route connecting Washington and California. Sisters also has quick access to Hwy 97 which provides an alternate north-south route, ultimately connecting with I-5 in northern California and east-west I-84 in northern Oregon. Local freight rates are quite favorable as consumption in the region is disproportionate to production/distribution. Freight lines are looking to fill outbound trucks.

General Aviation - Sisters Airport At 3168â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Sisters Eagle Air Airport is located one mile north of downtown Sisters and is categorized by the Oregon Department of Aviation as Category IV (local general aviation airport). While privately owned by Sisters Eagle Air, Inc. and managed by Benny Benson of ENERGYneering Solutions, Inc., the airport is open to public use. It is also used for EMS, and wildfire aircraft support. The runway dimensions are 3550 x 60 ft. / 1082 x 18 m. Though originally built in 1936, the Sisters Airport was re-paved, updated, and improved in 2013 and is fast becoming a center for local businesses. Several successful traded-sector companies, including ENERGYneering, have their headquarters at the airport. In the spring of 2014, the airport property was annexed into the City of Sisters. Through this publicprivate partnership, the airport and its key companies, have plans to expand commercially/industrially, and with an array of benefits and perks for pilots.

Commercial Air & Freight Services Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM; www.flyrdm.com) provides commercial air service with 23 flights daily to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle via four carriers (Alaska, American, Delta, and United). Considerable investment has been made at RDM in recent years including a $40 million terminal expansion, expanded passenger parking (to over 1,000 places) and tarmac and runway reconstruction.

The Airport is home to the USDA Forest Service Redmond Air Center, Cascade Aviation Management, Life Flight, Butler Aviation, Les Schwab, Bonneville Power, RDD Enterprises, Lancair, and Henderson Aviation. RDM also provides air cargo services and hosts general aviation traffic, including extensive corporate and business travel. Fed Ex, United Parcel Service, and the USPS provide air freight and package express services. Page 17 Last updated 11/13/2017

Š Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES The Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District, created in 1937, is a combination career and volunteer fire district with fire coverage of over 240 square miles and ambulance service area of approximately 2,000 square miles. The main station is located within the city limits of Sisters and there are three substations in surrounding areas. The fire district serves approximately 5,400 permanent residents with a seasonal population up to 20,000 people during the summer months. The Fire District currently employs 8 Firefighter Paramedics as well as working closely with a wide array of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Sisters is covered by AirLink and Life Flight of Oregon air-ambulance services based in Bend and Redmond.

PARKS The picturesque town of Sisters is set in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and close in proximity to bountiful recreational opportunities. The City of Sisters maintains twelve (9 developed and 3 undeveloped) lovely spacious parks (including a fun new water play park) in the city limits and all within walking distance of downtown. The City also maintains a campground facility at Creekside Park with several tent and RV hook-up sites less than a ½ mile to downtown. In addition, the Sisters Park and Recreation District (SPRD) provide a wide variety of classes, tournaments, and recreational opportunities to people of all ages. The Sisters Community Trail system is built and maintained by volunteers, operating as an independent community partner program of the SPRD, and works closely with the US Forest Service and other organizations to implement its plan for over 200 miles of trails. The organization combines the interests of walkers, hikers, cyclists, and equestrians in Sisters Country.

RESORTS & LODGING Nestled beneath shady ponderosa pines on 15 acres on the edge of Sisters, FivePine Lodge and Conference Center is the culmination of the local Willitts’ family dream to create a unique inn where guests can reconnect with themselves and the ones they love. The FivePine campus offers world-class lodging at the main lodge as well as numerous luxuriously appointed Craftsman style cabins. In addition, Rio (a Mexican food restaurant), Three Creeks Brewery, Shibui Spa, Sisters Athletic Club, Sisters Movie House, and several health-related professional service businesses occupy commercial spaces on or near the property. Just seven miles west of Sisters, the 1800-acre Black Butte Ranch Resort defines the classic destination resort. On the Ranch, visitors can play golf (36 holes of championship mountain golf), walk the eight miles of well-maintained trails, and take advantage of the spa and award-winning restaurants, as well as a wide variety of family recreational activities. Off the Ranch, the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest beckons, offering hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting and winter skiing and snowshoeing. Eight miles north of Sisters and situated on the banks of the rushing Metolius River is Camp Sherman. Two upscale resorts--the Metolius River Resort and privately-owned river cabins at Lake Creek Lodge—appeal to those trying to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility of this forested enclave. Both provide immediate access premier fly-fishing on the challenging Metolius River and, among other pursuits, hiking, and biking along miles of nearby trails. Several other Sisters lodging options are available and listed with the Sisters Chamber of Commerce.

Page 18 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

RECREATION On the outskirts of the Deschutes National Forest, Jefferson National Wilderness, and Crooked River National Grassland, Sisters is an outdoors mecca for sportsmen and tourists from all over the world. Mountain bike trails traverse through a wide range of terrain around Sisters and provide options for riders of all abilities. The 25-mile Peterson Ridge Trail south of Sisters consists of a web of interconnected trails of easy to middle difficulty; the mostly downhill 35-mile Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway offers rolling terrain along the Deschutes River and dramatic views. In addition, there are two scenic bikeways, McKenzie Pass and Camp Sherman, in the area. The Suttle Tie Trail begins 10 miles west of town past Black Butte and finishes with a loop around Suttle Lake; the 11-mile loop of 99 Trail northwest of Sisters tests the most technical riders with its “black diamond” topography; and the furthest, the epic 25mile McKenzie River Trail, is 40 minutes away over the Santiam Pass and is so challenging it is usually ridden as a shuttle. Cyclists flock to Sisters Country for the many road routes in and around the area as well as the miles of single-track dedicated to mountain biking. Sisters has a Bicycle Friendly designation and has three “scenic bike routes” in the area. If Central Oregon is a golfer’s mecca, Sisters Country boasts three of the best 18-hole courses around. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest Magazine, Aspen Lakes is a "must play" golf course when visiting Central Oregon. Aspen Lakes is a challenging but fair course that features beautiful views of the Cascades Mountains from expansive fairways. The Big Meadow Golf Course, designed by Robert Muir Graves and stretching over 7,000 yards, has received numerous awards including the 2013 honor by GolfWeek Magazine as one of the “Best Courses You Can Play” in Oregon. The not-to-be-missed 14th hole gives way to a dramatic view of Three Fingered Jack, a jagged volcanic peak rising above the Central Oregon landscape. Also at Black Butte Ranch, Glaze Meadow is an unforgettable course, carved out of pine forest with seven snowcapped mountains towering above. It reopened in 2012 after an extensive $3.75 million renovation by architect John Fought. Sisters is just a short drive to Hoodoo Ski Resort, the most centrally located winter sports area in Oregon. At the summit of Central Oregon’s Santiam Pass, Hoodoo offers a wide range of terrain, affordable prices, and a family-friendly atmosphere. The world-class ski resort of Mount Bachelor is also only a short distance from Sisters and provides an immediately accessible big-mountain experience with manageable crowds. Hikers from all over the Pacific Northwest come to Sisters to backpack, hunt, ski, fish, and experience many other outstanding recreational opportunities. Set in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, the 82 mile loop on the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway has the highest concentration of snowcapped volcanoes in the continental U.S. The Byway winds through beautiful forests, offers numerous hiking trails and outlooks of three spectacular waterfalls (Proxy, Sahalie, and Koosah Falls), along with some of the best foliage viewing in the state.

SPECIAL EVENTS Among a non-stop calendar throughout the year, four of Sisters’ signature events have achieved national status: 

Celebrating its 75th year in 2015, the Sisters Rodeo attracts world champion cowboys and cowgirls to compete in all the events of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is held the second weekend in June.

The largest outdoor quilt show in the world, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is on the second weekend of July. Started in 1975, the show attracts approximately 12,500 visitors and has an economic impact of $1.7 million.

Held the first weekend of September, the Sisters Folk Festival delights lovers of music genres ranging from blues to folk to Celtic to bluegrass from all over the world. Part of the charm of this three-day festival is the ability to stroll from venue to venue to hear world-class musicians and songwriters.

Started in 1997, the Sisters Starry Nights concert in May serves as an important fundraiser for the school system. Prior events have featured performances graciously donated by top artists including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and Keb Mo. Click on the link below for a full list of the generous artists that have performed at the Sisters High School Auditorium to benefit Sisters Schools. http://www.sisters.k12.or.us/pages/Sisters_SD/Sisters_Starry_Nights/Who_Starry_Nights_-_Our_Artist

Page 19 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

TOPOGRAPHY & CLIMATE With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, Sisters enjoys the climate typical of the high desert. Sisters, along with the rest of Central Oregon, is one of the driest and sunniest places in the Pacific Northwest. The town’s proximity to the Cascade Mountains gives Sisters a readily accessible reservoir of fresh water generated by snowmelt. By meeting the Tree City, USA standards, the City of Sisters received recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its urban forestry management practices. Sisters is the gateway to the dramatic Cascade Mountain range just over 10 miles away but is sheltered from much of the rain and snow in the mountains. Sisters has four distinct seasons and average annual precipitation is just less than 14”. Snow is on the ground during winter months, with January usually receiving the most snowfall. At 3200 feet, Sisters lies approximately 400 feet below Bend to the south and nearly 1000 feet higher than Madras to the north. Sisters’ prime location in western Deschutes county and proximity to vast areas of national forest provides for spectacular views of the volcanoes of the East Cascades, including the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson.

City

Elevation

La Pine Sunriver Bend Sisters Redmond Prineville Madras Warm Springs

4300’ 4100’ 3623’ 3200’ 3077’ 2868’ 2242’ 1575’

Summer temperatures average a high of 85° Fahrenheit and a low of 42°. Winter temperatures range from an average high of 47° to an average low of 20°. Bend, Oregon Weather Profile Average High (°F) Average Low (°F) Mean (°F) Average Precipitation (inches)

Jan 41° 24° 33° 1.5

Feb 44° 24° 34° 1.1

Mar 51° 28° 39° 0.8

Apr 57° 30° 44° 0.8

May 65° 36° 51° 0.9

Jun 72° 42° 57° 0.7

Jul 82° 47° 65° 0.6

Aug 81° 46° 64° 0.5

Sep 74° 40° 57° 0.4

Oct 62° 33° 47° 0.6

Nov 47° 28° 38° 1.4

Dec 39° 23° 31° 2.2

Source: U.S. Climate Data

TRAVEL DISTANCES FROM SISTERS

Distance from Sisters, Oregon

Sisters is situated at the intersection of the Santiam (US 20) and the McKenzie (OR 242) highways. It is located 20 miles west of Bend, 109 miles east of Salem, and 100 miles northeast of Eugene. From Sisters, residents can reach virtually any Central Oregon community within an hour. Major cities on the western side of the Cascades are two to three hours away. Other major West Coast cities—Seattle, Boise and San Francisco—are all accessed by a full day’s drive.

COMMUTE TIME

City | State Miles Redmond, OR 20 OR Bend, OR 22 Prineville, OROR 39 Salem, OR OR 109 Eugene, OR OR 106 Portland, OR OR 154 Seattle, WA OR 327 WA Boise, ID 337 ID San Francisco, CA 512 CA Source: TravelMath.com

Drive Time 0 hours 26 min 0 hours 29 min 0 hours 53 min 2 hours 14 min 2 hours 0 min 3 hours 2 min 5 hours 57 min 6 hours 23 min 8 hours 56 min

Drive times in Central Oregon are very manageable. Because the Tri-County area workforce is truly regional, it’s not unusual for individuals to drive from Sisters to Bend or Redmond for work.

Page 20 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

BUSINESS RESOURCES Resources in Sisters: Organizations

Services

Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce • Networking and advertising for area professionals 541-549-0251 | www.sisterscountry.com • Resource for Sisters business information • Marketing and promotion of Sisters Area businesses • Production of community events City of Sisters 541-549-6022 | www.ci.sisters.or.us/index.html Sisters Branch of Deschutes Library 541-617-7087 | 110 North Cedar St. | www.deschuteslibrary.org

• Permitting, planning, zoning, and building questions • Community Development, Public Works, and city parks information

EDCO Sisters Economic Development Caprielle Foote-Lewis, Manager 541-977-5683 | www.edcoinfo.com

• Business recruitment and development for the Sisters area • Strategic projects

• Business librarians offer entrepreneurs, small business market research • Provides meeting space at no charge

Other Resources: Organizations Abilitree 541-388-8103 | www.abilitree.org

Services • Advocacy for people with disabilities looking for employment • Vocational skill training and job placement for people with disabilities

AdFed of Central Oregon 541-385-1992 | www.adfedco.org

• Educational and networking opportunities on advertising related topics • Marketing and advertising resource

Business Oregon 541-388-3236 | www.oregon4biz.com

• Business recruitment, retention, and expansion at the state level • Assists early stage businesses with capital access • Connection services with overseas markets via the Global Strategy Team

City Club of Central Oregon 541-633-7163 | www.cityclubco.com

• Community forum events focusing on business and civic engagement

HRACO (Human Resource Association of • Monthly training on HR-related topics including continuing education Central Oregon) • Networking opportunities for area HR professionals 541-382-6946 | www.HRCentralOregon.org Inventors Northwest 541-317-1154 www.coinventorsgroup.ning.com

• Educational presentations • One-on-one consulting opportunities • Networking opportunities

NEW (Network of Entrepreneurial Women) • Business sharing and support opportunities 541-350-9135 | ww.networkwomen.org • Professional and personal growth opportunities for women Opportunity Knocks 541-318-4650 | www.opp-knocks.org

• Strategy & discussion forum for business owners, execs, and key employees • Confidential peer-to-peer problem solving

Oregon Employer Council Central OR • Liaison between employers and the Oregon Employment Department 541-749-4011 | www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/OEC • Employer education about workplace issues in Central Oregon Tech Alliance 541-409-6560 | www.techallianceco.org

• Organization of Meet-Up groups, events, & education for tech professionals • Link between tech entrepreneurs and community startup resources • Low-cost office space that fosters collaboration between tenants

COCC (Central Oregon Community College) 541-383-7700 | www.cocc.edu

• Source for two-year associate degree programs as well as technical training • Provides a range of continuing education and personal development programs Page 21

Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683 MATC (Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center) 541-504-2933 | www.cocc.edu

• Accredited source for graduates certified in MATC fields (welding, machining, quality assurance, etc.) • Customized training programs geared to the needs of a specific business

COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental • Community development services Council) • Workforce skills training 541-548-8163 | www.coic.org • Business loans and grants Deschutes County 541-388-6584 | www.deschutes.org

• Public safety and human services • Assessment and taxation • Manages economic development fund in partnership with EDCO

EDCO (Economic Development for Central Oregon) 541-388-3236 | www.edcoinfo.com

• Recruits traded-sector companies to relocate to Central Oregon • Provides comprehensive assistance to expanding companies • Connect early-stage companies with investors, resources, guidance •• Manage eventsand andearly-stage the Bend Venture Conference ConsultsPubTalk with startups companies •• Regional source for demographics and statistics on business dynamics Fosters development of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Oregon

Venture Catalyst Program 541-388-3236 | www.edcoinfo.com

Grow 3 Degrees • Lean training and resources for continuous improvement, primarily for 541-388-3236 | www.grow3degrees.org manufacturing and office processes • Learning tours of area businesses, industry roundtables OSU-Cascades Campus (Oregon State • 16 undergraduate degree programs University) • 6 graduate degree programs 541-322-3100 | www.osucascades.edu SBDC (Small Business Development Cen- • No cost, confidential business advice for entrepreneurs, small businesses ter) • Classes and resources (special expertise in international trade, government 541-383-7290 | www.cocc.edu/sbdc contracting, etc.) SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) 541-388-3236 | www.centraloregon.score.org

• No cost business education and mentorship, pairing retired executives with business owners and founders • Many valuable templates and tools on national website

Vocational Rehab • Employment services and advocacy for people with disabilities 541-388-6336 | www.oregon.gov/dhs/vr • Free consultation with businesses about employment needs Worksource Bend (Oregon Employment • Recruitment services for employers Department) 541-388-6050 | • Job seeker services and resources www.worksourceoregon.org • Workforce data, state and regional employment data

Resources in the state of Oregon Organizations

Services

Business Oregon 541-388-3236 | www.oregon4biz.com

• Business recruitment, retention, and expansion at the state level • Assists early stage businesses with capital access • Connection services with overseas markets via the Global Strategy Team

OMEP (Oregon Manufacturing Extension • Training for manufacturers in leadership development, workforce engagement Partnership) 541-350-7429 | www.omep.org • Emphasizes implementation of lean manufacturing principles

Page 22 Last updated 11/13/2017

© Copyright 2015 EDCO


520 E. Cascade Ave. | Sisters OR 97759 www.edcoinfo.com | 541-977-5683

INCENTIVES FOR SISTERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SHORTLIST Enterprise Zone

Tax abatements on new capital investments and fee discounts based on specific business development criteria

http://www.oregon4biz.com/TheOregonAdvantage/Incentives/EnterpriseZones/

City of Sisters Forgivable Loan

Loan converted to grant program to encourage new capital investments and higher wage job creation

September 2014 (In development stage)

Deschutes County Forgivable Loan

Loan converted to grant program to encourage new capital investments and higher wage job creation

On The Job Training Grant

Cash reimbursement for on-the-job training for specific employerneeded skills

The Fund has been established to offset the costs of business relocation to and within Deschutes County, including moving of equipment, purchase or construction of facilities, and site improvements such as the extension of public services and utilities. http://coic2.org/employmenttraining/on-the-job-training/

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Caprielle A. Lewis, Managing Director EDCO- Sisters Economic Development 520 E. Cascade Avenue | Sisters, OR 97759 Phone: 541-977-5683 caprielle@edcoinfo.com | www.edcoinfo.com

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) 705 SW Bonnett Way, Suite 1000 Bend, OR 97702 Phone: 541-388-3236 | 800-342-4135 www.edcoinfo.com

Page 23 Last updated 11/13/2017

Š Copyright 2015 EDCO


Hiking Biking

$

NW Forest Pass Required

SP$

State Parks Pass Required


Nestled in the Shadows of the Three Sistersâ&#x20AC;Ś Aspen Lakes was just named Central Oregon's Favorite Golf Course in a poll conducted by The Bend Bulletin newspaper. Aspen Lakes also received the "Player's Choice" Award by Northwest Golf Guys. Aspen Lakes was recently named one of Golf Digest's 4 1/2 star Best Places to Play for 2008/2009. Come enjoy the Aspen Lakes Experience. Named the #2 Best Overall Golf Experience in Oregon and #7 for Best Value in a recent Brainstorm NW survey. Aspen Lakes is one of the top ranked golf courses in Oregon. Located just 5 minutes from the old-west town of Sisters in beautiful Central Oregon, Aspen Lakes boasts bentgrass fairways and greens, breathtaking mountain views, and our signature red sand traps. Brand 33 Restaurant at Aspen Lakes provides great catering options for private events and receptions. The facility is the perfect venue for a Central Oregon wedding with great mountain views.

Aspen Lakes Golf Course | 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr. | Sisters, Oregon 97759 http://www.aspenlakes.com/ Tel: (541) 549-4653 | Fax: (541) 549-6947


  

 &HQWUDO2UHJRQ*ROI&RXUVHV &HQWUDO2UHJRQ*ROI&RXUVHV 



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

















































  

  

  



%HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %HQG %ODFN%XWWH5DQFK %ODFN%XWWH5DQFK &URRNHG5LYHU5DQFK /D3LQH 3RZHOO%XWWH 3ULQHYLOOH 5HGPRQG 5HGPRQG 5HGPRQG 5HGPRQG 5HGPRQG 6LVWHUV 6XQULYHU 6XQULYHU 6XQULYHU 6XQULYHU


Cheaper, Deeper, and Steeper Hoodoo sits on the summit of Oregon’s Santiam Pass and is Oregon’s most centrally located destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Just 44 miles west of Bend, 85 miles east of Eugene and 130 miles southeast of Portland, Hoodoo Ski Area offers more than

AMP Night Skiing

Autobahn Tubing Park Terrain Park

800 acres of terrain, 32 runs, five lifts and one of the largest tubing parks in the West. Founded in 1938, Hoodoo is Central Oregon’s original ski area and your destination for family-friendly fun in your backyard! The ski slopes are on a big, rounded butte, with lots of wide open terrain. So whether you prefer the deep and challenging powder of Hoodoo’s backside or the finely groomed runs of the front side, the majesty of Hoodoo’s location and fun of Hoodoo’s night skiing will bring you back again and again.

Ski & Ride School | Nordic Trails | Snowbike Lessons | Adaptive Skiing | Restaurant & Bar | Day Care | Races | Lodging Hwy 20 Box 20 | Sisters, OR 97759 | Phone: (541) 822-3799 | Fax: (541) 822-3398 Snow Phone: (541) 822-DEEP (3337)


IMPORTANT NUMBERS Cable Company Bend Cable Communications

382-5551

Sisters

549-0251

Chamber of Commerce

City Services

City of Sisters Development Services/Building Division Current Planning/Zoning Police (non-emergency)

549-6022 549-6022 549-6022 549-2302

Human Services Sisters Library

388-6601 549-2921

The Nugget Newspaper The Bulletin Cascade Business News The Source Weekly Picture Your Home Homes & Land

549-9941 382-1811 388-5665 383-0800 385-5808 383-2834

Bend Memorial Clinic in Sisters High Lakes Health Care St. Charles Medical Center

549-0303 549-9609 382-4321

Sisters Public School District Black Butte School Sonrise Christian School

549-8521 595-6203 549-4133

Sisters Park & Rec. District

549-2091

City of Sisters High Country Disposal

549-6022 548-4984

Kiwanis Rotary

549-4112 549-2216

County Services Media

Medical

Schools

Recreation

Recycling/Refuse Service Clubs Taxes

City Tax Info County Tax Info State Tax Info Federal Tax Info

549-6022 388-6540 503-378-4988 800-829-1040

Telecommunications US West – Residential Services US West – Phone Book Western Directory – Phone Book

Utilities

Central Electric Co-op City of Sisters

800-244-1111 800-244-1111 317-0200 549-5698 549-6022

Central Oregon Offices Bend, Downtown 15 NW Oregon Ave 389-7711 Bend, South 345 SE Third 389-9176 Bend, Old Mill 354 SW Upper Terrace Dr. Suite 104 749-4040 Madras 745 SW 5th 475-4885 Prineville 150 NE Court 447-5181 Redmond 735 SW Sixth 923-1749 Sisters 220 S. Pine St Suite 101 549-8089 Sunriver Sunriver Village Mall 593-1613

67717 CLOVERDALE RD HomeBook  
67717 CLOVERDALE RD HomeBook