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Darlene Henderson

Board Chair

Term  2021 - 2025

I have lived in Crook County for five year and am new to the board as of July 2017. There are so many exciting things happening in our community and want to be a part of them so decided to become a part of the Parks & Rec board. In particular I am interested in a new swimming pool, the 20- year comp plan for Parks & Rec and the Barnes Butte trails, I feel very passionate about these. I enjoy our community as it is friendly and courteous; the high desert climate is great with warmth during the day and cooling off at night and we get just enough snow to remind us of winter; the beautiful rim rock that surrounds Prineville and creates a picturesque setting; the creative ways to manage waste water through Meadowlakes Golf Course and the new wetlands; the parks and green spaces around town offer recreation opportunities for residents and visitors; the lower 66 trail network for a quick mountain bike ride; and the Ochoco National Forest providing camping and mountain biking opportunities. I am on the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Board of Directors and the Steering Committee for "Crook County on the Move-a new initiative to help Crook County residents keep moving, be nourished and stay refreshed. For recreation I enjoy playing golf and am an avid cyclist-I commute to work by bicycle most days and enjoy mountain biking on gravel roads; I am RN and have been working in healthcare for 37 years, mostly at St. Charles Prineville; I was in the Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard Nurse Corp for 20 years and retired as a Major. My husband and I have been married for 41 years with one son who lives in Utah; I grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota so I find the size of Prineville and pace of here  life here very comfortable.

Prineville, OR

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