County seeking volunteers for planning commission

Application deadline set for Feb. 14

Lincoln County is seeking new members to serve on the Lincoln County Planning Commission.

The planning commission plays a key role in the administration of land use planning within the unincorporated areas of Lincoln County.  The primary duties of the commission are to conduct public hearings and help make decisions on local land use applications and permits. The commission also reviews and makes recommendations on amendments to the comprehensive plan and land use regulations.

The planning commission receives staff support from the Lincoln County Department of Planning and Development, which is responsible for the administration of land use planning, building inspection, on-site sewage disposal and related land development regulatory programs in the unincorporated areas of the county.

The county is seeking members from the north, central and south areas. Commissioners serve four-year terms and typically meet twice per month.

People interested in serving on the planning commission can download an application on Lincoln County’s website ( or pick one up in room 108 at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Newport.

Applications should be submitted by Feb. 14. For more information, call 541-265-0211 or email [email protected].



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