BEND, OR -- Brady Fuller is looking forward to taking his seat on the Bend Parks and Recreation Board, following Tusday’s election. With nearly half of all ballots cast for Fuller in the three-way race, he says he’s humbled by the results. Fuller tells KBND he thought it would be a closer vote, considering he was up against the current Board Chair. "Dan Fishkin has served the board well for couple of years, and I think my interest in running has really everything to do with my interest in the district and the type of projects that the district is doing and in my skills. It doesn’t offer a comment on Dan’s service. I think he’s served the district well and I admire him."
Fuller is a civil engineer and says he’s looking forward to offering his expertise to major projects, including Mirror Pond. "There’s a lot more that needs to be defined even relative to the current plan that’s been prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee. So, I think the district and the city are on the right path in taking that study to the next level of detail. I think a lot of the habitat restoration, water quality, and just the practical issues of the dam itself, and if Tumalo Irrigation District is able to take that over; those are the types of details that are really next. Of all the projects, I’ve got the background and experience that can help guide the board to make some wise decisions."
But, his first priority is to get to know staff and fellow board members. "I work well in teams and I really would like to understand better all the aspects of the district’s operations and the major projects underway, and how I can better support what’s already going on. I’m interested in looking under the hood in some of the district’s major projects." He has lived in Bend for eight years, and says recent bond projects caught his attention and pushed him to run.