Rotary Lunch Speaker: Matt Stuart, Urban Renewal Manager, City of Bend

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, our lunch speaker will be Matt Stuart, Urban Renewal Manager/TIF Manager, City of Bend.

Matt oversees the Urban Renewal program. Bend has two established urban renewal areas, Juniper Ridge and Murphy Crossing. Work is currently underway on a new urban renewal plan for the Core Area of Bend.


Matt is the Urban Renewal Manager with the City of Bend’s Economic Development Department. A relative “newbie” to Bend, Matt spent the past 10+ years in Tucson, AZ, where he worked in Real Estate Investment, Regional Planning & Visioning, Land Use Public Policy, and eventually as a consultant overseeing the entitlement and development process on behalf of private developers for infill mixed-use, commercial, and residential developments.

An alumnus of the University of Arizona (Go Cats!), Matt also spent 4 years as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Geography and Development teaching an Introductory Economic Development course to undergrads. Though Matt has spent his education and work experience focused on regional and local economic development in the United States, he holds dual citizenship in the US and the European Union.

This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here:

You can also call in to the meeting at 1 669 900 9128.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.