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Sunriver Owners Association in Search of New General Manager

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During the annual Sunriver Association meeting Hugh Palcic who is the general manager now at the Sunriver Owners Association officially announced his retirement from the association.

The Sunriver Association board has formed a committee called the GM Search Task Force; this committee has updated the positions job description outlining the extensive qualifications required for placement.

Former manager Hugh Palcic was with the association since 1998, he started as a compliance inspector/ code enforcement officer in the community development department then moved into the department's director position in 2006. In 2010 Palcic was promoted to Sunriver Owners Association assistant general manager and has been since 2013.

Do you know what it takes to be the general manager of a complex organization and diverse community such as Sunriver?  There is a lot involved in this position. Sunriver Owners Association operations are comparable to how you would manage a small town and includes a variety of specialized departments to care for the infrastructure, environment, recreational amenities and day to day operations to preserve Sunriver for its residents, their guests and thousands of annual visitors.

The board has approved the official job description that was created by the task force. Some of the job requirements and qualifications are as follows:

-At least five-plus years in upper-level association management or equivalent field
-College degree in public administration or city management preferred
-Well versed in the county, state & federal codes and laws
-Ability to recognize and act on potential trends and impacts on the association by inside/outside influences.
-Ability to work closely with attorneys on legal matters
-Expertise in budgeting, financial management, and policies
-Maintain positive working relationships with various outside entities
-Work collaboratively with the Sunriver's respective fire and police chiefs, the Sunriver Service District's managing board, and administrator.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Skilled in public and media relations
-Expertise in contract negotiations
-Skill and experience in the development of internal/ external visionary planning and problem-solving, both short and long-range
-A confident, energized, respectful, competent, approachable and dynamic leader who exercises a good sense of humor
-Ability to balance a hands-on approach but know when to delegate and how/when to be a coach and mentor.
-Uphold the association's mission statement: Maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment, and property values.

If this is a job you think you would qualify for the task force will begin its candidate application vetting process in December with interviews, references and backgrounds check to the top finalists will be invited to meet with owners in a forum setting. A final selection will be made by the Sunriver Owners Association board and announced in mid to late January.

Read the article published in the Sunriver Scene here.


Every worker would like to get a raise, but where in the U.S. are people actually seeing the largest annual paycheck gains?  Smart Asset, a financial technology company, analyzed Census data over a five-year period to determine the places with the greatest income growth, and Deschutes County ranked among the top places in Oregon.

Income Growth Rate

Every worker would like to get a raise, but where in the U.S. are people actually seeing the largest annual paycheck gains?  Smart Asset, a financial technology company, analyzed Census data over a five-year period to determine the places with the greatest income growth, and Deschutes County ranked among the top places in Oregon.

Deschutes County Pay Table

If you would like more information about the this study go to SmartAsset.com


Central Oregon Employers

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2019 Largest Central Oregon Employers, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This data, collected by EDCO annually for the past 20 years, is the most comprehensive major employer list in Central Oregon.

This year, the top 50 private companies collectively employ more than 21,000 Central Oregonians, or roughly 21.5% of the region's current average employment of 99,400 as of Q1 2019. St. Charles Health System tops the list again, employing over 4,400 people region-wide.

According to Damon Runberg, Regional Economist at the Oregon Employment Department, 78% of Oregon establishments had nine or fewer employees and the average private establishment employed 11 people in 2018.


"A big 'thank you' to all the tri-county companies, non-profits, cities and counties that provided information for these lists," said Roger Lee, CEO of EDCO. "While our economy is dominated by small employers, the region has, over time, also attracted and grown some significant employers."

EDCO often fields requests about the employment base and largest private employers from both traded-sector companies (manufacturers, high technology, and some professional service companies) and non-traded sector (retail and commercial businesses, education, healthcare, hospitality, construction, etc.) looking to evaluate the region for investment and new or expanded operations. EDCO's regional list focuses on private (for-profit and non-profit) employers, while those at the community level include both private and public employees.


"This data shows that although Central Oregon attracts many large employers, we are still a region dominated by smaller businesses," said Elise Rossman, Director of Marketing and Communications for EDCO.

Sunriver Resort
Lapine, Sunriver School District
Sunriver Home Owners Association
Sunriver Brewin  Company
Lapine Community Health Center
Midstate Electric
Rays Food
Quicksilver Contracting
Prairie House

Central Oregon:
St. Charles
Bright Wood Corp.
Sunriver Resort
Mt. Bachelor
Fred Meyer
Rosendin Electric
Summit Medical Group
PCC Schlosser
Consumer Cellular
Black Butte Ranch
Mosaic Medical
Opportunity Foundation
Eagle Crest
Pronghorn Resort
Deschutes Brewery
Bend Broadband
Brasada Ranch
The Center
Contact Industries
Epic Air
Pacific Source
Keith Manufactuing Co
River House
10 Barrel Brewing
Medline ReNewal
First Interstate Bank
Athletic Club of Bend
Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village
Neighbor Impact
Indian Head Casino
J Bar J Youth Services
High Lakes Health Care
Sunriver Owners Association
Rebound Physical Therapy
Sunriver Brewing Company
Rays Food
Western Heavy Haul

Thanks to Bend Chamber of Commerce and Edco for putting out this information, so see the full report go to their website.

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