The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

Director of Workforce Development and Community Engagement

Jaime Eder

Jaime Eder
This is a joint position between Visit Bend + Visit Central Oregon

About Jaime

Jaime has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector, with the past six years spent in dynamic communications roles with Travel Oregon, the state’s tourism commission. At Travel Oregon, Jaime served as the agency’s public information officer and spokesperson, led content development for everything from CEO talking points to the agency’s new 10-year strategic vision. She also worked closely with RDMO partners across the state to support public affairs and policy needs related to legislative sessions, workforce development and transient lodging tax.

She has a background in writing and editing with a Masters degree in English from Portland State University.

After living in Bend more than 15 years ago, Jaime is thrilled to be back in the high desert with her family.

What’s Your Favorite Bend Adventure?
Since moving to town I’ve started mountain biking and totally love it. We are lucky to have access to so many amazing trails, literally right out the front door. I have big goals to make it up the Catch & Release rock one of these days…
What’s Your Favorite Dining Spot?
I’ve got a soft spot for the fish taco burrito at Parilla (it brings me back to my 20s when I lived across the street…and ate there at least twice per week).
Since moving back to Bend, I’ve really enjoyed trying some of the newer spots, like Bosa. I highly recommend their focaccia bread. You won’t be disappointed.
Best Piece of Advice For First Time Visitors To Bend?
Roundabouts aren’t as scary as they look. But don’t forget to signal on your way out!