Lincoln City City Manager Ron Chandler has announced he will soon become the new city manager of the town of Silverton, about thirteen miles east of Salem. Chandler served as Lincoln City City manager after former City Manager David Hawker retired six years ago. Chandler was always a soft voiced speaker before the council. His motivations for leaving Lincoln City were pretty brief, “I wanted more opportunities and new challenges.”
The city council will begin their search for a new city manager, but the town will have an interim manager until a permanent replacement can be found. The new city manager will likely be charged with boosting Lincoln City’s tourism industry, overall economy and trying to move the town forward on such critical needs as affordable housing. Affordable housing is sweeping the country but it’s not from large residential subdivisions. Low and mid-rise condos and apartments are springing up all across the country.
Oh…the times they are a-changin’…..