Long time Siletz community activist and GP Mill worker Willie Worman has thrown his hat into the Mayor’s Ring. It nearly goes without saying that Mr. Worman has made it plain that drug and burglary problems in his hometown of Siletz has reached crisis levels and he’s not going to put up with it.
As a result Mr. Worman formed a Siletz Neighborhood Watch type program so there are more eyes and ears on the streets. That information is routinely shared with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Recently Siletz agreed to enter in to a contract with the sheriff’s office to dramatically upgrade patrol services to keep pressure on drug dealers and other unsavory characters in the area.
Residents of Siletz, by nature, are living in a semi-isolated area off Highway 229 that links Toledo to the south end of the Lincoln City area. But with stepped up patrols, it does put more pressure on those who would degrade the area’s quality of life because Siletz is an out-of-the-way community.
Mr. Worman has two other aspiring community leaders – both filing for seats on the City Council – Gail Johnson who is a volunteer firefighter and cares deeply about the community – and Tim Shank who works for his family’s business in Newport, Pioneer Printing. Mr. Shank is a life-long resident of Siletz and is committed to community improvement and involvement.