After 20 years as Lincoln City’s Planning Director, Richard Townsend officially stepped into retirement. The Community and City Staff gathered this past Friday to bid farewell to the longtime city administrator, whose presence, will be missed. Townsend was involved in many projects over the past two decades such as; the new master plan for the Villages at Cascade Head property, the City’s new comprehensive plan and the Imagine Lincoln City Vision project.  We are honored and thankful for the knowledge and dedication he shared with the City for nearly 20 years.  He set a solid foundation for the City and help create the momentum to plan for a bright future.