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Lincoln City City Manager Ron Chandler will be leaving to become Silverton City Manager, according to Monday’s Silverton City Council special session.

“We’ve accomplished a lot because of our outstanding staff,” Chandler told Homepage. “It’s been my privilege to lead them.”

Silverton City Manager Ron Chandler
Lincoln City City Manager Ron Chandler

Silverton city officials unanimously extended an offer for the position of city manager to Ron Chandler — after coming back from executive session — and appointed a negotiation team consisting of Mayor Kyle Palmer and Council President Jess Miller to negotiate terms of his employment. The offer follows a virtual “meet and greet” between Chandler and John Williams for the open Silverton City Manager position. The two answered questions and told community members how they would serve the City of Silverton.

“What attracted you to apply for the city manager position,” asked Mayor Palmer.

Chandler said his wife had a lot to do with the decision, saying Silverton was beautiful and a nice place to live. He said the couple was looking for opportunities to work with a community and city council who needed help with challenges.

Chandler said he and the City of Silverton are finalizing terms of the contract and should be done by next week. Chandler will formally submit his resignation to the City of Lincoln City at that time. Lincoln City Councilors will need to hire a new city manager and may appoint an interim city manager until then.

Chandler has been with the City of Lincoln City for six years and during that time has overseen countless items affecting the tourism-driven coastal town.

Justin Werner
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  1. LINCOLN CITY — The Lincoln City City Council has appointed Public Works Director Lila Bradley to serve as interim city manager while the city searches for a replacement for outgoing City Manager Ron Chandler, who is be leaving to take a position at the City of Silverton in Marion County at the end of the month.

    Council President Judy Casper recommended Bradley from a list of department heads at Lincoln City that could have taken on the role in addition to their existing duties. Compensation for the appointment will be negotiated by Casper.

    To assist Bradley in the search for a new manager, David Hawker, Lincoln City’s former city manager, was contracted as a consultant by the council. Hawker served as city manager prior to Chandler and retired in 2014 after 15 years at Lincoln City.

  2. NOW, Lila Bradley has been chosen to fill in for his absence. What is it about this city that they don’t want to print this news. The NewsGuard won’t show her name unless you pay them. I found it in NewportTimes…she is fantastic. She helped so many of us during the time we needed a crosswalk near the 34th street area in the North. A great woman. Good Choice.

  3. I’ve personally met Ron Chandler and liked him, he helped my household and took our concerns to heart. When I saw him at work, during city council
    meetings, or other meetings, like the fireworks workshop I was a part of,
    I got the impression he ran half of the city’s government, and without
    knowing his pay, my guess is this city got a great deal with Mr. Chandler.
    He was always responsive to emails, and I wonder who can fill his shoes.
    I’d take a wild guess and surmise this city could be discouraging to a logical
    person when it comes to government, at any rate- Ron, you will be missed.


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