I’m Loren Goddard and I am a candidate for Depoe Bay City Council.
I’m an Oregon native and Depoe Bay resident for nearly 2 decades. I’m one of the owners of Dockside Charters and own and operate a charter boat as well. My civic involvement has been extensive and varied over the years, I have served or am presently serving on:
Depoe Bay NSAT (Near Shore Action Team), chair from 2006-present
Depoe Bay Harbor Commission 2005-2016
Depoe Bay Representative (alternate) to OCZMA (Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association)
OCZMA representative to OPAC (Ocean Policy Advisory Council, a gubernatorial appointment )
Charter Fishing Industry representative to OSMB (Oregon State Marine Board)
Lincoln County Budget Committee
Priorities for the city from my perspective need to be: Infrastructure; repairing and replacing aging water and sewer systems, repairing city streets and the Harbor facilities. Fiscal responsibility, particularly regarding the use of urban renewal funds. Build strong relationships with county and state agencies as well as neighboring municipalities. Helping build bridges between the council, city staff and community volunteers.
Given my background and present involvement with local governance I feel I can bring experiential knowledge, common sense and a strong set of ethics to the city council.