94th Annual Conference

The largest municipal gathering each year in Oregon.

The 94th LOC Conference is September 26-28, 2019 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend.

Join approximately 700 attendees – including mayors, city councilors, city managers, city recorders and city department directors – representing our 242 cities at the conference. It’s the one event city officials in Oregon cannot afford to miss!  


Questions?  View the conference registration FAQs, or contact us at loc@orcities.org or 503-588-6550.


The Conference Planning Committee and LOC staff are working to put together an exciting program of valuable seminars, sessions and tours.
View the detailed preliminary program

Thursday, Sept. 26
•    Trade Show
•    OMA, OCCMA and Councilors Workshop
•    Full-day HR Seminar
•    Breakout Sessions
•    City Tours
•    Bills and Brews with LOC’s IGR team
•    Welcome and Keynote Address
•    Welcome Reception
•    Pine Mountain Observatory Tour - Sold Out

Friday, Sept. 27 
•    Trade Show
•    Small, Medium & Large City Networking
•    Full-day Telecom Seminar
•    City Tours
•    Visit with State Agency Directors
•    Breakout Sessions
•    Awards Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 28
•    Annual Business Meeting
•    Breakout Sessions
•    Lunch with Closing Keynote

Thank You Sponsors



Snack Break


Telecom Seminar

HR Seminar



Opening Keynote Speaker - Fire Chief Darby Allen, Fort McMurray, Alberta

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, Fire Chief Darby Allen guided the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life. Now, he offers guidance on how to be a stoic, quick-thinking leader in tough situations. 

Learn more

Pricing - Registration Deadline Extended

Registration fees include admission to all conference sessions, except for the Thursday morning workshops; Thursday's human resource seminar; and the Friday telecom seminar.  All meals are covered except the Friday Awards Dinner. Tours also require an additional fee. Conference registration closes on Sept. 18. After Sept. 18, registration must be done on-site and will cost an additional $50.

$425    Member Attendee 
$525    Non-Member Attendee – Government 
$1,050 Non-Member Attendee – Corporate 
$150    Guest 

$75    Mayors Workshop and lunch
$85    Managers Workshop and lunch
$75    Councilors Workshop and lunch
$150  Human Resources Seminar and lunch only
$150  Telecom Seminar and lunch only
$75    Human Resources Seminar and lunch – add-on
$0      Telecom Seminar and lunch – add-on
$50    Friday Awards Dinner
$50    Thursday and Friday tours

Get a Preview of the Conference on the City Focus Podcast

LOC staff previews what to expect at this year's conference and shares exciting new program elements.

Listen now

Hotel Information

Riverhouse.jpgThe LOC Conference will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. After you register, you will be emailed a receipt that includes a unique confirmation code which can be used to secure your hotel room. Please note, attendees will only be able to use this code for the registration(s) associated with that code. A conference attendee will not be able to reserve a hotel room without first registering for the event.  Information regarding several satellite hotels will also be included in the registration confirmation email.  Please note: the confirmation email is only sent to the registered individual.  

Host hotel: 

Riverhouse on the Deschutes 
The Riverhouse is sold out.  Please call the number below to be added to a waiting list.
3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR 97703
(888) 696-1338

Satellite properties:

Red Lion Inn & Suites Deschutes River Bend
15 NE Butler Market Rd, Bend, OR 97703
(541) 388-4114

Shilo Inns Bend
3105 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97703
(800) 222-2244 or (541) 389-9600


Complimentary parking is available at the Riverhouse throughout the conference. The conference center is a short walk from most hotel rooms. For attendees who prefer to drive to the conference, an additional parking lot is available adjacent to the conference center.  For those with physical disabilities, there is a pull-through available at the front of the conference center for easy access, and several parking spaces directly next to the facility. All sessions, except for the seminars, will be held at the main conference facility.