Name: Anna Witham

Age: 38

What is your relationship to the BCD?

I've been a business owner in the BCD for two and a half years and I love it here!

What’s the one piece of advice you would give the BCD if it were a person?

The BCD is a huge asset for Bend, hiding quietly in plain sight: it's a nearly blank slate for thoughtful development with potential to become a strong core for our growing community.

What’s your hope for the BCD as it redevelops?

Development that makes this area more beautiful, draws more people to it, and creates jobs and housing, while maintaining some of the "Old Bend" hardworking, handcrafted spirit of the place.
What’s your fear for the BCD as it redevelops? Development pushing out businesses and residents that have been here a long time.

How would you like to be remembered?

For feeding people food that makes them feel great with love and generosity.