Councilor Diane Kusz Resigns- Council Seat Openings

August 11, 2020- City Councilor, Diane Kusz announced her resignation during Monday evening’s Council meeting. Councilor Kusz served as Ward 2 council representative. The City thanks Diane for her service to the community and wishes her well in all her future endeavors.

The resignation leaves a two-year seat opening in addition to the four-year term general election opening in Ward 2. If you are interested in applying, visit The filing deadline is August 19th by 5pm. If you have previously applied for the four-year term in Ward 2 and would like to apply for the two-year term opening, you need to withdraw your previous application by filing out the SEL 150 Candidate Withdrawal Form. You will then need to submit a new SEL101 and collect 25 new signatures on SEL 121. Please contact for any questions.

Join Lincoln City Parks and Recreation for Outdoor Socially Distanced Fitness Classes.

Since March, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation (LCP&R) has focused on going virtual to support community via continued recreation, education, and activities for wellness of mind and body for all ages. And they’re still going strong! On a daily basis, LCP&R offers a variety of virtual fitness classes, dance parties, story time, cooking classes, meditations, trail hikes, camp activities, interactive FB posts and contests and special events like Arbor Day and Mascot Parade – all free for the public.

LCP&R is excited to announce their newest fitness classes: working out in the parking lot, social distanced with an instructor. The free weekly classes will be held on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 11 a.m. in the Community Center parking lot. The parking lot will serve as a fitness classroom with parking spaces marked off for safety. No registration is required but classes are open to the first 20 – just show up! Per the governor’s orders, LCP&R asks attendees to follow safety guidelines and wear a mask. Parking is open on the east side of the lot.

For continued updates on all of LCP&R activities and re-opening phases, please follow the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation FB page, visit, or call 541.994.2131.

County Specific Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Requirement from Governor Kate Brown-Guidance Issued

Governor Kate Brown Issues Face Covering Requirement for specific counties, effective June 24th.  To view the requirements and details here. 

Oregon Health Authority- County Specific Face Covering sign


This guidance applies to: • All businesses, as defined below, and to the general public when visiting these businesses, in Clackamas, Hood River, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties. Effective date: June 24, 2020

Watch the video of Governor Kate Brown explaining the County Specific Face Covering Requirement



Lincoln City Approves Additional Funding for COVID-19 Economic Aid Package

Due to the success of Lincoln City’s economic aid package, the City Council approved an additional $200,000 to be added to the funds available for lodging businesses.

Just about one month ago the Lincoln City City Council allocated $635,000 for an economic aid package.  $400,000 was allocated for non-lodging businesses and $235,000 was allocated for lodging businesses.  Under this program, Explore Lincoln City will purchase goods and services from businesses that are redeemable in the future.  These redeemable goods and services will be used in Explore Lincoln City’s future, direct marketing campaigns.  To date, we’ve been able to assist about 150 businesses.

Unfortunately there were far more applications than available funds.  The extra $200,000 approved by the City Council will go to the lodging businesses.  The City won’t take additional applications, but will use the applications we’ve already received.

Although we recognize the needs outweighs the City’s ability to provide direct financial assistance and these additional funds won’t cover all of the applications we’ve received, we’re grateful the City is in a financial position to allocate $835,000 to aid our businesses.

Good Luck and Be Safe