Category: Award

Lincoln City Receives Distinguished Safety Award

On Friday, September 27th at the League of Oregon Cities Annual Conference in Bend the City of Lincoln City received the Silver 2019 CIS/LOC Annual Safety Award.  On hand to accept the award was Councilor Diana Hinton and Councilor Mitch Parsons.  This award represents a successful program with few or no days lost to on-the-job injuries.  Lincoln City continues to focus on a safe workplace environment.


Explore Lincoln City Wins Award

Explore Lincoln City’s “Random Acts of Findness” marketing campaign which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of finding hidden glass floats on the beaches of Lincoln City received the Oregon Tourism Digital Marketing Award.  The City’s branding effort started in 2015 and included inter-departmental collaborations, resident and business feedback and focus groups. 

Visit the Explore Lincoln City Website at


On October 3rd, 2018 at 4pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall numerous local nonprofits were awarded grant funding. Mayor, Don Williams provided checks to the following nonprofits:

  • Angels Anonymous- $5,000
  • B’ Nai B’ Rith Camp- $2,000
  • Business for Excellence in Youth (Backpacks for Kids)- $6,000
  • CASA- $5,000
  • Episcopal Church of St. James Santiago’s Community Meal Program- $4,000
  • Family Promise of Lincoln County- $10,000
  • Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Center- $3,000
  • Lincoln City Food Pantry- $10,000
  • Lincoln City Warming Shelter- $4,600
  • Lincoln City Youth League- $5,000
  • Oregon Cascades West Senior Services Meals on Wheels- $4,500
  • My Sister’s Place- $12,000
  • Neighbors for Kids- $12,000
  • North End Senior Solutions- $6,000
  • North Lincoln County Historical Museum- $700
  • Oceana Family Literacy- $3,000
  • Roads End Improvement Association- $200
  • RSVP Lincoln County- $2,000
  • Shiloh the Gathering Place Ministries- $45,000
  • Taft Tiger Boosters- $5,000
  • The Children’s Advocacy Center- $5,000

These nonprofit organizations play a vital role in building a healthy community by providing critical services to the most vulnerable.  Thank for all that you do for our community.

“It is always a great honor and privilege to award these grants from the people of Lincoln City.  Those receiving these grants have demonstrated commitment to Lincoln City that reflects their passion for service and desire to make our town a better place to live,” said Mayor Don Williams.

CASA’s Executive Director, Michael Melneck & Board Treasurer, Randy Gutman
Backpacks for Kids
St. James Santiago’s Community Meal Program
Rev. Chris Hertlein & John Fiedler, Senior Warden
Family Promise Executive Director Elizabeth Reyes
Helping Hands Development Director, Raven Brown


Lincoln City Warming Shelter President, Patrick Alexander
Lincoln City Youth League Abbie Summers, League Secretary
My Sister’s Place Transitional Housing and Shelter Advocate, Ashley Ballentine
Neighbors for Kids Executive Director, Toby Winn and Liz Martin, Board Chair
North End Senior Solutions Activities Assistant, Alethea Parker with daughter and program volunteer Kennedy Parker
North Lincoln County Historical Museum Director, Jeff Syrop
Oceana Family Literacy
Shiloh the Gathering Place Ministries President and Founder, Martha Watts
Taft Tiger Boosters President, Amy Marsh
The Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director, Paul Schrader

City Wins Prestigious Safety Award

Bronze Safety Award

The City of Lincoln City received a Bronze Safety Award at the League of Oregon Cities annual conference last week.

CIS (CityCounty Insurance Services) presented the award to City Councilor Susan Wahlke.

CIS safety awards are based on a Total Time-Loss-Index rating known as DART (Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers).  DART was created by OR-OSHA and is based on trends of more that 200,000 employee hours – and if those injuries and illnesses were severe enough to warrant Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers.

The benchmark for a city to qualify for a Bronze award is to amass at least 55,000 total work hours before a loss time injury occurs to an employee.