Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference

April 8, 2022

Salem - Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel - 200 Commercial St SE, Salem OR 97301 - 877-540-7800

The 2022 Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference will be held April 8, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Salem Convention Center. 

Is a bond measure or local option levy in your future? Then don’t miss OSBA’s Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, held once every two years in Salem. This event has a long history of providing resources to help school districts and community colleges plan facilities, define and communicate bond costs to voters, and learn tactics for effective bond campaigns. OSBA is bringing experts in construction and facility planning, finance, surveys and communications together to provide workshops and resources in a one-day conference. 

Register now at the OSBA member portal:

Registration is open!

Conference registration is $160 for members. Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. A $50 fee is charged for each cancellation received after April 1. No-shows are billed the entire registration fee. Contact Erin Good at if you have questions or need help with registration.

Register now at the OSBA member portal:

Hotel Reservations

A block of reduced-rate rooms has been negotiated to help you save money. 

Make hotel reservations directly with The Grand Hotel in Salem by phone or online:

  • Phone: call the hotel at 877-540-7800 or 503-540-7800, and specify you are attending the OSBA Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference
  • Online: use this direct link to secure the group rate (Promo/group code is OSBA BBB 2022)

Hotel rates are $149/Deluxe King, $159/Deluxe Double Queen and $169/Suite Double Queen for single/double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. There is a $20/person per night charge for additional occupants. 

Information about The Grand Hotel's room types and amenities is available on the hotel website or by calling the hotel at 877-540-7800 or 503-540-7800.

Salem Convention Center

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Salem Convention Center Parking

We encourage you to carpool if you are attending with others from your district. There is parking beneath the Conference Center; the entrance is on Liberty Street by the Grand Hotel.

If the parking lot is full, there is overflow parking nearby at Pringle Plaza. Be sure to park on the top level for free, all-day parking. Click here for a map for your reference.


7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.
Opening Session and Learn from the Winners Panel

9:30 a.m.

Advocacy rules for school officials and board members

Fundamentals of issuing bonds

Run a winning campaign on a shoestring

Laying the foundation for a successful construction project 

Legacy decision-making to impact student success through CTE facility evolution

Bonds are Switzerland: Passing a bond in polarized times

Communication tips before, during and after passing a bond  

The secret to a successful bond issue is...timing!

Delivering on the promise: Your pre- and post-bond constructability action guide

Engaging your community in the school design process

3:30 p.m.


Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors and exhibitors!





 D.A. Davidson logo  DLR
  Hawkins  Piper Sandler 


Wenaha HMK 





BLRB Architects
BRIC Architecture
D. A. Davidson Co
DAY CPM, An Otak Division
DLR Group
Energy Trust of Oregon
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
HMK Company
IBI Group
KCDA Purchasing
Mersereau Shannon LLP
Piper Sandler
PIVOT Architecture
R&C Management Group
Soderstrom Architects
Wenaha Group




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