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Timothy Bishop

Economic Development Director

Department: Staff

Timothy Bishop is a dedicated economic development professional with nearly two decades of experience helping communities transform local economies as a Main Street program manager, and another decade focused on tourism development and marketing as and economic catalyst.  

Timothy began his career as a Main Street program volunteer in Albany Oregon and went on to lead the transformative revitalization efforts in Baker City, Oregon; Walla Walla, Washington; and Ellensburg, Washington.  

After two decades, Timothy returned to Baker County, Oregon where he focused on tourism marketing and development, helping to build a robust visitor industry throughout rural Northeast Oregon county.  

Timothy’s place-based focus on economic development is rooted in the belief that better places and better economies go hand in hand. Stronger, economically vibrant, and resilient communities, provide stronger business opportunities and are also great places to live, work, and play.

Timothy is excited to be a part of the La Grande economic development team.