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Tim Boyle is the President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company.

Tim Boyle is the President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company.

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  • The Bend City Council will hear a recommendation Wednesday from a committee that has been tasked with answering the questions: Should city councilors be elected from wards, rather than citywide? And should Bend’s mayor be elected by citizens, rather than by the council? Current Bend Mayor Casey Roats joins us to tell us about how these changes would affect the government of one of Oregon’s largest cities.
  • Only one year after relocating Columbia Sportswear’s Sorel brand offices to downtown Portland, CEO Tim Boyle is considering moving them out of the area. He cites employee safety as the primary reason. In a recent opinion piece in The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, Boyle said his employees face constant threats and harassment from individuals on the street. 

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