Welcome to Sisters Country Horizons


WHERE ARE WE GOING – AND WHERE DO WE WANT TO BE? When it comes to Sisters Country, these aren’t necessarily the same thing – and figuring out the difference may determine what our community looks like in the 10, 15 or 20 years time. That’s the reason for Sisters Country Horizons, a visioning project sponsored by the City of Sisters in partnership with Deschutes County and the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.

SINCE EARLY THIS YEAR, the Horizons project has engaged the people of Sisters Country in a lively conversation on the future of this place we call home. We’ve conducted more than 80 interviews, hosted 13 community meetings across the region, fielded an online community survey, held four community forums on topics of vital importance to our future, and more. Around 1,125 participants have weighed in thus far accounting for several thousand individual comments – and a preferred future for Sisters Country is coming into focus.

BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR we will be developing our community’s vision statement and an action plan to achieve it.  And it’s not too late to join the conversation. This summer we will host a second online survey and form a Vision Action Team to develop our plan. And in late September it will all come together at our Vision Summit event. So please explore this website for more information, watch for upcoming announcements, and we’ll see you in September!

What is Sisters Country Horizons?


Developed by our Vision Action Team – reflecting nearly 2,000 voices from across the community.

Artwork by Betty Gientke of Bend

Horizons Project is Envisioning Our Future!

  • The Nugget reports on new visioning project (January 30)
  • Interviews with Community Leaders begin (February 8)
  • Sisters Country Horizons logo revealed (March 1)
  • Press release announces Sisters Country Horizons (March 2)
  • C4C asks residents about values and visions (March 9-17)
  • Online Community Survey I goes live (March 22)
  • Community Meetings launches April 12
  • Online Community Survey I closes May 18
  • Connected Sisters Community Forum May 31
  • Prosperous Sisters Community Forum June 4
  • Livable Sisters Community Forum June 12
  • Resilient Sisters Community Forum June 18
  • Horizons Project at City Hall BBQ June 19

New & Coming Up: Survey II, VAT & Summit

“This is our moment in the sun. How do we manifest a legacy for future generations?”

~ Horizons interview participant