The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce announces the upcoming Lunch Forum which will be held Tuesday, October 22nd at The Cultural Center at 540 Hwy 101, in Lincoln City. The guest speaker will be County Commissioner Terry Thompson. Commissioner Thompson will discuss the status of the county and what he learned about tsunamis in Japan. He will address the potential effects of a major tsunami here.
A native of Lincoln County and son of a commercial fisherman, Commissioner Thompson began his career in the fishing industry right out of high school. Over the past 45 years he has owned and operated nine commercial fishing vessels. Thompson served in the Oregon State House of Representatives for three terms beginning in 1995. He began serving as County Commissioner in 2003. Thompson serves on numerous committees. Most recently he served on two committees working to establish marine reserves off the Oregon Coast. Also, he served on the committee to update the territorial sea plan and he has served on several wave energy committees. Thompson has become an outspoken critic of the speed with which the state has adopted “off limits to fishing areas” to accommodate future wave energy projects and a lack of complete transparency on the part of state government in setting those areas aside for wave energy devices – none of which have been proven to work.
The Chamber luncheon will begin at 11:45am and the cost will be $10. The public is always invited to attend Chamber lunch forums and should RSVP to the Chamber by calling or emailing the Chamber by 5pm Friday, October 18th.
This luncheon is being sponsored by Bryan P. Fitzsimmons, CPA.