Tony DeBone - County Commissioner

Republican, Vice Chair
Email: Tony.DeBone@deschutes.org
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 to seek a more rural lifestyle and to be closer to family.

Commissioner DeBone currently serves as the Board President of Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), is the Ex-Officio Board Member of the Des Chutes Historical Museum/Society, is on the board of directors of NeighborImpact, and on the Project Wildfire Steering Committee. Tony's term as Deschutes County Commissioner expires in January 2019.

Prior to his job as Commissioner, Tony served on the Board of Directors of the La Pine Park and Recreation District as Board Chair (LaPineParks.org), the La Pine Rodeo Association on Land Acquisition (http://www.lapinerodeo.com/) and was involved with the incorporation of the 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 operates and manages the business. From 2008 to 2010, Tony hosted a morning radio show on KITC Public Radio in La Pine.  His memberships and affiliations include:

AOC - Communications - Member
AOC - Energy & Environment Committee - Member
Bend MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) - President
Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation - Alternate
City of Bend Urban Growth Boundary Committee - Member
COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council) - Alternate
Deschutes County Audit Committee Member
Deschutes County Historical Society - Ex-Officio Member
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Executive Committee - www.edcoinfo.com
La Pine/Sunriver Economic Development Committee - Member
NACo Telecommunications - Technology Steering Committee Member
NeighborImpact Board Member - www.neighborimpact.org
Project Wildfire - Commissioner Representative
PSCC - Public Safety Coordinating Council - Alternate Board Representative
Sisters Economic Development Advisory Committee - Member

Volunteer/Membership Organizations:
Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine Chambers of Commerce
Central Oregon Builders' Association
National Federation of Independent Businesses
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

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
2013 - La Pine Chamber of Commerce - Business of the Year Award