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Romy Mortensen Joins Board for Art in Public Places

Brooks Resources vice president to advise nonprofit arts organization in marketing and outreach

Bend, OR, September 22, 2011 -- Art in Public Places, which has been placing art in the Bend, Oregon community since 1973, recently announced the addition of Romy Mortensen as a member of its board of directors. Mortensen will be working with the rest of the board to fulfill the organization’s mission of enhancing the cultural environment and quality of life for the citizens of Bend and encouraging visitors to the area through art.

Sue Hollern, who also serves on the Art in Public Places board, said, “Romy brings energy, enthusiasm, professionalism and a vast knowledge of the Bend community to our board.  We feel most fortunate that she has chosen to be the newest member of Art in Public Places.”

Mortensen is currently the vice president of sales and marketing for Brooks Resources Corporation, a real estate developer that has created some of the most recognizable communities in Central Oregon. She also serves on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), West Bend Property Company, Friends with Flowers and High Desert Bank.

Art in Public Places has been involved in most art installations in the Bend, Oregon area, including roundabout art, pieces in public parks and more. The most recent installation of public art through this program was in the courtyard at the new Jungers Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College. The piece, The Cutting Board by Bruce West, is made of burnished stainless steel and features a cutting board topped with a pear, knife and wedge of cheese.  

The Art in Public Places program was initially created through the donations of the Bend Foundation, a private non-profit organization established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc., Brooks Resources Corporation, and their shareholders. In addition to Mortensen, members of Art in Public Places include Sue Hollern, Cristy Lanfri and Jody Ward.

About Art in Public Places
Art in Public Places was established in 1973 through donations provided by the Bend Foundation, a private non-profit established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc., Brooks Resources Corp. and its shareholders. The organization believes that art enhances the cultural environment and quality of life for the citizens of Bend and will encourage visitors to the area. The organization’s goal is to be part of the positive growth and contribute to the high quality development of the Bend area. For more information, visit

About Brooks Resources Corporation
Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that delivers quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon. With roots in the original 1916 Brooks-Scanlon lumber company that sparked a boom in Bend’s growth for the next half century, Brooks Resources is one of the oldest and most respected developers in the area. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.

Its current developments include North Rim on Awbrey Butte, IronHorse in Prineville, Yarrow in Madras and NorthWest Crossing (a joint venture with Tennant Family Limited Partnership). In addition it operates Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Botanical Developments and Brooks Resources Realty. For more information, visit:

Marie Melsheimer
Brooks Resources Corporation
Bend, OR

Contact Information

  • Name: Marie Melsheimer

    Company: Brooks Resources Corporation

    Telphone: 541-815-3951 , -

    Address: Bend, OR