City Councilor and Software Entrepreneur Advocates for Growth We Can Handle and Leadership at City Hall
City Councilor Bill Moseley and founder of Bend-based software company, GL Solutions, announced his candidacy for the Mayor of Bend today.
“We are loving Bend to death,” Moseley said. “Moderate tourism and growth can be good for Bend, but our current rate of nine new people moving here each day is unsupportable. Our middle class is shrinking, and an increasing number of people can’t afford to live here. We need strategic leadership. I plan to make housing costs, road congestion and community livability the central issues of my campaign. Let’s retain what we love about Bend before it’s too late.”
Moseley was elected to the Bend City Council in 2016. During his first two years, Moseley led the Council to:
· Award contracts to complete the Empire and Murphy Road Projects
· Fix our roads – with no new taxes
· Create a comprehensive strategy to build more housing
· Form a city committee focused on livability
· Withhold tourism advertising money in a rainy-day fund
· Adopt transportation goals that end the war on cars
· Provide a clean and safe downtown
· Revise how Bend sets goals and makes plans
“Bend needs a plan that preserves the town we love. Policemen and teachers should not have to commute from Redmond. Our housing crisis is fueled by an imbalance of too many new residents and too few houses. The City Council needs a common-sense strategy to address our growth and maintain the character of our neighborhoods. Our growth should benefit everyone.”
Bill Moseley serves as the Council liaison to the River West and Summit West Neighborhood Associations. In addition, he serves as a Council representative to the Downtown Bend Business Association Board.
Moseley works as the CEO of Bend-based software company, GL Solutions, a company he founded in Bend in 1998. The company has provided employment to hundreds of Bendites for 20 years.
Moseley was the chair of the Bend Metropolitan Planning Commission and a founding member and former chair of the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board, the citizen committee tasked with improving the economic climate in Bend. He is also a former board member and President of Bend business advisory group, Opportunity Knocks.
Moseley holds a Master’s in Public Administration (city management), a law degree, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science, all from the University of Kansas. Moseley is married, and father to four children.