For Mayor of Newport, OR
Dean Sawyer has served on the Newport City Council for eight years and has worked for the City of Newport for thirty years. He has the experience and leadership skills to be the Mayor of Newport.
Goals as Mayor
To get the citizens feedback on revitalization of the downtown core area.
Increase the cities social media exposure to let everyone know what the council is working on.
Working on the homeless issue by partnering with Lincoln County, faith based groups, Samaritan House, Grace Winds, Jonah’s Whale and others.
Providing porta potties in areas frequented by homeless folks
Finish the Vacation Rental ordinance update to make sure it mirrors our community needs
I support having a local manager, three strikes your out, and limits to VRD’s in Nye Beach and Agate Beach
Reestablishing the Newport Police Department involvement in a county wide drug team
To establish discounts for low income seniors and disabled for utility rates
To continue to work with Lincoln County, Lincoln City, Toledo and Proud Ground to get work force housing in Newport
To continue to evaluate city properties that can be used for Habitat for Humanity housing
To encourage residential over retail development
To implement Vision 2040 goals
Undergrounding of power lines on Highway 101 and Highway 20
Work to reduce Nye Beach negative outfall
Increase parks, trails, and bike routes in the city
Eight years ago I established Council Town Halls that met in various parts of town such as Nye Beach, South Beach, Agate Beach, the bay front, to have casual conversations with residents on issues affecting their neighborhood. Most folks can’t attend City Council meetings that sometimes go on past 10 PM and have to wait to ask questions or give input on agenda items. The Town Hall meetings are informal and there is no specific agenda where residents can ask Council and City Staff questions and get answers. As Mayor I will continue to have neighborhood Town Halls.
Why I Choose Not to Accept Donations
I do not accept donations or endorsements. I do this on my own so I can serve every one in town and not be obligated to anyone.
I want to be accountable to every one in Newport.
About Dean Sawyer
Current Newport City Councilor
Siletz Tribe Emergency Management Planner Ten Years
Newport Police Sergeant and Interim Chief of Police Thirty Years
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Two Years
Prior Government Experience:
Newport City Council Eight Years
Chair of the Urban Renewal Agency
Executive Board Member Cascades West Council of Governments
Newport City Council President
Lincoln County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Lincoln County United Way Emergency Food Committee
Lincoln County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
Council Liaison to the Tourism group Destinations Newport
Why Vote for Dean
I have the experience and leadership skills after serving in the Newport Police Department in supervision and command positions.
I have experience at eh policy level from serving on the City Council the past eight years.
I have the skills and experience to bring all sides to the table to discuss issues and solutions.
I will listen to all the voices in town and work to meet the needs of everyone that lives and visits Newport.
I have and will continue to work hard at building community consensus on issues confronting Newport.
Ready to take the next step and vote for Dean!