Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds | Sisters, Oregon

Latest Sisters, Oregon, weather
Current News
• Current News
Home & Garden
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Area Events
Arts & Entertainment
Contact List
Camp Sherman
City of Sisters
Deschutes County
Public Library
Sisters Guide
Sisters Chamber
Sisters Map
Sisters Schools

Advanced Search

home : current news : current news May 29, 2016

2/18/2014 12:47:00 PM
Chris Frye tapped for council seat
Chris Frye is taking on the remainder of Catherine Childress’ council term. photo provided
+ click to enlarge
Chris Frye is taking on the remainder of Catherine Childress’ council term. photo provided

By Jim Cornelius
News Editor

Chris Frye has been tapped to serve out a two-year term on the Sisters City Council. Frye takes the place of Catherine Childress, who has moved to Aspen Lakes. A councilor must reside inside the city limits of Sisters.

Frye, the owner of the General Store at Black Butte Ranch, has served on the city budget committee.

"I think that gave me a really good foundation," Frye told The Nugget.

He has also served on the board of directors of Sisters Christian Academy and on academic boards, and he believes he is well-qualified to work in a "board" environment.

"You have to know what your job is," Frye told The Nugget. "I'm the employee of the citizens of Sisters. My job is to do what is in the best interests of the public."

Determining what those interests are, Frye believes, requires a lot of getting out and talking to folks and listening to find out what is really important to people - and what they mean by the language they use.

"When you hear terms like 'livability' - what does that mean to you?" he said.

Frye is supportive of the idea of creating "community assets" that will help improve the economic vitality of Sisters. However, he cautions, "you have to build assets that the community wants."

The council's recent experience with public reaction to a proposed municipal amphitheater illustrates that, Frye believes.

"Everything I've heard and seen, the majority of people do not want it," he said.

Frye thinks that "the council's economic summit (now set for Tuesday, February 25, in the commons at Sisters Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m.) is a great idea" because it brings the public into the process of generating ideas. He sees two options for producing ideas to improve Sisters' vitality and viability. "Either the council produces ideas which the public accepts or rejects; or the public produces ideas that the council can vet for viability and try to execute."

In any case, Frye believes there is work to be done in order to ensure a prosperous future for Sisters - and as a young husband and father, the future is important to Frye.

"I'm very invested in the community and its success because my family is here," he said.

He also noted that his family is able to be here in part because people who came before stepped up to serve and get work done.

"We have to recognize that the benefits we enjoy are because of the work that was done yesterday," he said.

Frye believes the work of today will shape Sisters for his children and others, and he wants the City government to be proactive in shaping that future.

"As long as we have that mindset, then I think we'll do alright," he said.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Reader Poll
Sisters, who are you voting for President?

Please select one:
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump

View Results

© Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. The Nugget Newspaper, Inc.
PO Box 698 • 442 E. Main Ave., Sisters, Oregon 97759 • 541-549-9941 office • 541-549-9940 Fax

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved