Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
“The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council serves the local governments of Central Oregon, providing regional collaboration, efficiencies and service delivery for a strong local economy and quality of life.”
Cascades East Ride Center is a program administered by Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, a regional council of governments serving Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, and North Klamath County, including Bend, Prineville, Redmond, Madras, La Pine, Sisters, Sunriver, Warm Springs, Terrebonne, Gilchrist, and other municipalities.
In 1972, COIC was designated a Council of Governments organized under ORS 190. We provide services to the counties of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson and the cities of Bend, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. Our offices are located throughout Central Oregon. COIC employs more than 100 people and services in the following areas: employment and training, alternative high school education, business loans, transportation, and community and economic development. The majority of the COIC Board is comprised of elected officials appointed by each of these member governments. Other “appointed” members of the Board are from private business, Post Secondary Education, and Chambers of Commerce.