VIP: Conversation with Dr. Charles Hofman, Baker City mayor

| Print |  Email
Tuesday, August 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}

Outgoing three-term mayor of Baker City
Past president of the Oregon Medical Association

"I grew up in La Grande and was headed to L.A. after school when my wife said, 'You just put that L.A. stuff aside because we’re going to Baker City.' The best thing about living here is the lifestyle — it’s a great place to raise kids and to recreate. Everyone thinks about moving, but I’ve never given it serious thought, and I doubt that I ever will. It’s a gorgeous place to live with relatively cheap houses, so growth is inevitable. I hear hoof beats. I’ve seen and heard more interest in this community than at any time in the 25 years I’ve lived here. I just want to make sure the growth happens in a manner that’s in concert with the community — I don’t want to see strip malls off the freeway. We’re getting inquiries on a daily basis from businesses looking to relocate, and we’re winning some of those. We have a California firm that I bet my eyeteeth will be moving here soon. Do I mind they’re from California? If you come to Baker City and bring some jobs and you’re community minded, I tip my hat to you."


 

 

Photo by Bryan Bloebaum

Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

5 ways successful people kickstart the day

The Latest
Thursday, April 02, 2015
coffeethumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Are mornings the most productive part of the day?  We ask five successful executives how they get off to a good start.


Read more...

Undersea Power

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Mike Morrow and Mike Delos-Reyes first came up with the idea of an ocean power device 23 years ago, when they were students at Oregon State University. They realized a long-held vision last summer, when their startup, M3 Wave, successfully launched the first ocean power device that works underwater.


Read more...

5 questions for inDinero CEO Jessica Mah

The Latest
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
jessicathumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

inDinero, a business that manages back-office accounting for startups and smaller companies, recently announced it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland. We talked to CEO Jessica Mah about what drew her to Portland and how she plans to disrupt the traditional CPA model.


Read more...

5 highlights from the Angel Oregon Showcase

The Latest
Thursday, April 23, 2015
IMG 5069BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the Oregon Angel showcase, an annual event for angel investors and early stage entrepreneurs.


Read more...

Green workplace 2.0

Linda Baker
Thursday, May 28, 2015
IMG 2808BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Reinventing capitalism. Office dumpster divers. Handprints versus carbon footprints. These are some of the ideas panelists and attendees discussed during the second annual Oregon Business “Green Your Workplace” seminar yesterday.


Read more...

The best crisis is the one you avoid

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
crisisthumbBY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER

Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.


Read more...

6 highlights from the Craft Brewers Conference

The Latest
Friday, April 17, 2015
thumbcbcPHOTOS BY  JASON E. KAPLAN

The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000)  to the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS