2019-21 Board of Directors Elections

Terms of office follow the fiscal year (July through June) and each director is elected for a two-year term. The current Board of Directors consists of twelve members. We will have four vacant positions, including the Treasurer position.

Below are the candidates for the open board positions that we, as your ASLC Board of Directors, are recommending. Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting on June 21, 2019. If you have additional nominees, please submit them to the President at or prior to the meeting. Please seek the person(s) permission prior to submitting their name for consideration.

By mail: Attn: Elections, ASLC, PO Box 38, Lincoln City Oregon 97367
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See our organizational page for more information about our current Board of Directors.

Meet the 2019-2021 nominees for the ASLC Board of Directors

Halle Renn, Wildlife Technician

Halle is a Wildlife Technician for the U.S. Forest Service in Hebo, Oregon. She has lived in the area since 2017 when she moved from Ohio to work for the Forest Service. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Conservation Biology but says that her passion has always been birds.

Halle is currently busy at work conducting point count surveys of birds within our forests for an ongoing study. She spends her free time bird-watching and monitoring Snowy Plovers and Black Oystercatchers.
Halle Renn

Ernie Rose
Ernie Rose, Graphic Designer and Photographer

Moving to Lincoln City from Cornish, Maine in 2005, Ernie joined ASLC from 2009-2017. As a board member during that time, he designed and maintained our newsletters and website. In essence, he brought over 35+ years of graphic design experience to the organization. He also contributed many photos of the monthly bird walks as well as the birds and other wildlife that were sighted during those events.

In 2016, Ernie retired from the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology yet stays busy with his graphic design and photography business, Rose Designs.

Richard Townsend, retired Lincoln City Planning Director
Richard Townsend recently retired after almost 20 years as Lincoln City’s planning and community development director. He has lived in the area since 1991, having moved here with his wife Jill from the Washington, DC area. Before working for the city he was engaged in the practice of law with an emphasis on land use planning and zoning. He also has several years experience as an environmental and natural resource management consultant, working on projects such as analyzing and updating Maine’s oil discharge prevention and pollution control plans and regulations, evaluating federal regulations intended to reduce the risk of oil spills in marine sanctuaries, and evaluating (for the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission) the effects on Hawaiian humpback whales of human activities in the coastal zone and recommending land-use and water-use measures to mitigate them. Additionally he was executive director of the Center for Marine Conservation’s Seal Rescue Fund.

He has been a member of the board of trustees of the Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital since 2004. He served for 12 years as a board member for the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and was a founding member of the board of directors of the Coastal Communities Cultural Center, which ultimately morphed into the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

He has a law degree as well as a Master of Public Administration degree and a B.A. in Public Service. While in college he was a hike leader in the Santa Monica Mountains for the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter.
Richard Townsend

Caren Willoughby
Caren Willoughby, ASLC Education Coordinator

Caren is a retired elementary school teacher and has lived in Lincoln City since 1974. Birding was something she wanted to learn more about and that eventually led to an opportunity to get back into schools and pass on that birding knowledge to children and then adults through Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC).

Caren joined the ASLC board in 2008 and continues to serve as our education coordinator. She expressed her willingness to continue on the Board of Directors by running for another two-year term.
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