Hello – My name is Will Worman and I am running for Mayor of Siletz. I decided to run for the position of mayor for several reasons.
Why did I decide to run for mayor of Siletz?
I have lived in Siletz my entire life and I love OUR community. I have had many coaching positions (football, baseball, basketball) in Siletz over the past 25 years, currently coaching Boys High School Basketball. Through coaching I have learned to love the people of our community and feel I need to help protect the youth of our community from the many pitfalls that are waiting out there. When I was a young man there were several great men and women that led me to become a better person and I have always thought of those people as my heroes. Some of these great people were coaches. I have always aspired to be like them and do for our kids like they did for me.
Three years ago, with help from some incredible Siletz community members, I started the Siletz Neighborhood Watch. I have seen what community means to people in Siletz and how people of all walks of life can come together to bring effective change. I want to see more of this change and I believe that many of you do as well. I believe that I have the skills to help us all get there. I have always been told that if you see something you are not satisfied with, stand up and do something about it! Be part of the solution, not a part of the problem! There are things I see within our city that I believe could be done differently to better Siletz as a whole and I want to be part of the solution.
What do I believe are the most important and pressing issues facing our community?
I believe there are issues that need to be addressed. For example our old sewer/water pipes, lack of communication to the community, outdated digital information and bill pay options, stagnated growth that needs attention, and city codes and ordinances not being followed or not enforced. In this small community we will not be able to improve our quality of life if all the entities cannot find a way to work closely together as partners. We have to continue and find new ways to work together so we, as a community, can take on the big issues that come up. That takes a “can-do attitude” and strong leadership. I absolutely have a “Can-Do attitude” and I have proven time and time again I can be a competent and effective leader.
I strongly believe in building a safe and healthy community. But that will only happen by building a strong and close working relationship with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and the different groups around Siletz with similar goals.
Through Siletz Neighborhood Watch I have already built strong ties and a trusting relationship with LCSO and this will only become stronger if I am elected your mayor. As these partnerships build in a positive way, even more community members will become involved.
* As a longtime Siletz coach I have strong ties to teachers, administration and the students in our local school.
* I have worked with many local community groups to help create events for our community as a whole:
* Siletz Christmas tree lighting
* Siletz Christmas present deliveries to those in need
* Cleaning of the brush and dirty needles around the Siletz Library
* Countless number of youth events to keep our kids safe and off the streets
How do I believe I am different from my opponent?
I do not know my opponent personally. I have not seen him as a vocal or active part of the community and I have not seen any information on what he stands for, so I am not sure where we differ besides the obvious – I am very active in the community.
I know that I am known in the community through coaching, volunteering and through Siletz Neighborhood Watch. I try to be a part of as many community events as I can. Not just when I’m running for office and want to gain favor, but all the time.
When there is community work to be done, and when the hard stuff needs dealing with, I don’t recall seeing or meeting my opponent at community events over the years. The fact that I am a part of many things within the “Siletz” community it sets us apart. but that’s about as much as I can say until I see what my opponent is all about. The fact that he is standing up to be a part of the solution is a good thing. He already has my respect for this reason. I truly hope that if I win this election, he will still be willing to get involved to help solve issues that come up for the Siletz community. I know that I will be involved going forward, win or lose.
I just want what is best for Siletz. Worman for Mayor. A Stronger, Safer Community – Together.