Driftwood Public Library Outreach Coordinator ALSC Equity Fellow

Please join me in congratulating our very own Outreach Coordinator, Star Khan, who has been chosen as an Association of Library Service to Children Equity Fellow. The fellowship will provide recipients with funding for two-year ALSC and ALA memberships and one year of conference registrations and travel stipends for ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual. Fellowship recipients will also receive mentorship from members of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC Task Force. The recipients were selected from over 60 eligible applicants from all over the country. All demonstrated passion for service to children and dedication to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To view the full press release click here.

LINCOLN CITY DESIGN STANDARDS-TAKE THE VISUAL PREFERENCE POLL

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The City of Lincoln City is updating its design standards for commercial and multi-family uses, and we want to hear from you.  Based on images used for the public workshop we held over the summer, the visual preference poll is an easy way to tell us your preferences for future development styles.  We’ll use your responses to find ways to improve existing requirements for new development.

The poll will close on November 2, 2018.  A summary of poll responses will be posted to the City’s website.  If you have any questions, please contact Senior Planner, Debra Nicholson at dnicholson@lincolncity.org.

To take the poll click here: Lincoln City Design Poll

 

Check Out Taft Dock

Have you been down to Taft Dock recently.   Go check it out and see the rebuilding in progress.  The work includes reinforcing the poles below the sand line, replacing the decking, bringing it up to ADA standards, etc.  We’re really excited about it.

We’ve also kept the wood that was removed and I plan to see if we can make into art work throughout town.  The first thing I want to do is refurbish a portion of the bench and add it to City hall.

CITY GIVES OUT $150,000 IN GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

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

Where to Park a Bike

Do you remember the old bike racks you used in grade school.  Well, those are hard to find and most places seem to opt for a more decorative bike rack.  Take a look at these pictures and tell me what you like and don’t like by emailing me at rchandler@lincolncity.org.   If you have other ideas for bike racks, either photos or your own drawings, send them in.  I’d love to see them as we look to revitalize the streetscape.

 

 

 

 

Garbage Cans, Planters and now BENCHES

I took a lot of pictures of benches and I found them all fascinating.  Some of the benches are in public spaces, next to businesses and along sidewalks.  Take a look and tell me what you like about them and what you don’t at rchandler@lincolncity.org.

I really liked this bench.  It’s a simple design however the color and legs were incorporated into the color and artistic design of the business.

 

These benches were fascinating.  They’re made from gabion baskets and incorporated in public space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of benches are examples of wooden benches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now we have examples of metal benches

 

And Concrete Benches.

 

Finally, benches that are part of picnic tables.