Annual Building a Better Central Oregon Award Nominations Due April 1

Bend, OR, February 22, 2021. For over 40 years, the Building a Better Central Oregon Awards (BBCO) have celebrated the great contributions of businesses and residents in Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson and Wheeler counties to enhance their community with outstanding new or renovated residential, commercial or industrial buildings. Nominations come from the individuals, community organizations and businesses. A committee of Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) members select and tour the final winners based on the following criteria:

  • Property must be within Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson or Wheeler counties.
  • Must have been completed within the last 2 years.
  • Have significant impact on, or enhancement to the community, some examples are as follows:
    • Local economic impact, neighborhood improvement, community improvement, neighborhood/Community beautification, unique design and/or unique use of materials.
  • Can be new construction and/or renovation/restoration such as, but not limited to the following:
    • Commercial construction (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, etc.), community projects or community art.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on October 19, 2021 at Tetherow Resort. COAR is currently accepting nominations for BBCO awards through April 1, 2021. For a nomination form please visit or contact COAR at 541-382-6027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) is your voice in real estate industry in Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson and Wheeler counties. COAR serves REALTORS® by maintaining ethical standards, providing continuing education, promoting the value of REALTORS®, and advocating on behalf of the real estate industry. COAR serves the public by working to build better communities by supporting quality growth and seeking sustainable economies and housing opportunities that embrace the environmental qualities we cherish, while protecting a property owner's ability to own, use, buy, and sell property.