From LC City Manager David Hawker
The City of Lincoln City has hired Bruce Bustamante of Anchorage, Alaska as its Interim VCB Director. Mr. Bustamante will start working for the City on January 21st. He has entered into a 3 month employment contract with the City, which may be subject to extension if necessary. As well as serving as an interim director, Mr. Bustamante will also assist the City in the selection of a permanent VCB director.
“With the current VCB director retiring, I wanted to find a well-qualified, experienced person to lead the VCB while we search for the right person to fill the position on a permanent basis” said David Hawker, City Manager. “Bruce’s experience, knowledge, and background make him an excellent choice to serve as an interim director. The City is fortunate that Bruce is available to join us at this time.”
Mr. Bustamante will be coming to Lincoln City from Anchorage, Alaska, where he currently is employed as the Vice President of Community and Public Affairs for Princess Cruises, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Bustamante worked for the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau as its President and Chief Executive Officer, where he managed a $7 million budget and helped create and implement the Anchorage brand (“Big Wild Life”). Mr. Bustamante has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alaska, where he majored in marketing.
“I am looking forward to coming to Lincoln City and assisting the VCB through a transition phase” said Bustamante. “I grew up in the Willamette Valley and have enjoyed coming to the Oregon Coast on vacation throughout my life. I understand that tourism is vitally important to Lincoln City’s economy and I look forward to putting my expertise and knowledge in that area to work.”