Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone took office in January 2011; his current term expires in January 2015.
Republican, Commissioner at large
Phone: (541) 388-6568
Commissioner DeBone grew up in Berkley, Michigan and attended college at Northern Michigan University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology, Tony moved to Hawaii. He found a career at the highest peak of Haleakala working as a military contractor at the satellite tracking facility for Air Force Space Command and other research branches of the United States military.
While living on Maui Tony met his wife Kathy, a Central Oregonian. They married and had their son Michael in Hawaii, then moved to Seattle, Washington for four years where Tony worked as an Associate Computational Scientist doing drug discovery research. The family moved to La Pine seeking a more rural lifestyle and to be closer to family.
Commissioner DeBone currently serves as the President-Elect of Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), on the board of directors of NeighborImpact and on the Project Wildfire Steering Committee. From 2011 to 2013 he served on the board of Directors of Heart of Oregon Corps.
Prior to his job as Commissioner, Tony served on the Board of Directors of the La Pine Park and Recreation District as Board Chair (www.LaPineParks.org), the La Pine Rodeo Association on Land Acquisition (www.LaPineRodeo.com) and was involved with the new-incorporated City of La Pine in 2006 (www.ci.la-pine.or.us).
Tony and Kathy are small business owners of "Little d Technology" in La Pine. Kathy and her General Manager continue to run and manage the business. From 2008 to 2010, Tony hosted a morning radio show on KITC Public Radio in Gilchrist, OR.
Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO) www.edcoinfo.com
NeighborImpact Community Action Agency www.neighborimpact.org
Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine Chambers of Commerce
Central Oregon Builders Association
National Federation of Independent Business
Oregon Farm Bureau
Knights of Columbus, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, La Pine, OR
Ponderosa Mountain Men, La Pine, OR
La Pine Rodeo Association, La Pine, OR
Association of Oregon County College Graduate, 2013
Deschutes County College Graduate, 2011
Little Deschutes Grange #939, La Pine, OR
La Pine Lions Club
Commissioner DeBone has received the following awards:
2006 - La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Community Service Award
2007 - La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year Award
2009 - La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Community Service Award