Lincoln City Councilor Dick Anderson announced today that he will seek the position of Lincoln City Mayor on the November ballot. He has decided to announce his candidacy at this time so others have time to decide and file for his City Council seat.
“I looked at all the options to serve the community and decided that at this time I could use my skills and experience best as Mayor.” Stated Anderson. “The City needs help in areas I have expertise to assist moving forward including housing and economic development.”
Councilor Anderson has served as a Planning Commissioner, Councilor and Mayor in Lincoln City in the past. He serves on several Boards for the Siletz Tribe including the Siletz Tribal Charitable Giving Board and is an elected member of the North Lincoln Health Board where he was involved in the negotiations for the new hospital coming soon. Because our highways are a vital link to the valley, Anderson also attends two ODOT meetings per month including one covering Hwy 101 and Hwy 18 and the other covers Hwy 101 and Hwy 20.
While serving as Mayor, Anderson was known for having regular, advertised coffees out in the community in all areas of town to make himself available for citizens to have one on one time to discuss their concerns. He plans on implementing this program again if elected Mayor and will start the coffees during his campaign.
Dick is an avid golfer, interested in cultural events and youth events including high school sports. Dick was instrumental in creating a junior golf program that ran for 8 years where Lincoln City kids had summer golf lessons.
Dick Anderson believes the important things to work on as Mayor would be “Community, Communication, Relationships and Leadership” and looks forward to meeting citizens to hear about issues that concern their lives in Lincoln City. Watch for public coffees to be scheduled soon or call Mr. Anderson at 541-996-8482 for further information. He is available to meet with anyone considering running for City Council who has questions about that office as well.