Sheriff's Community Advisory Group

Sheriff's Community Advisory Group PhotoMembers

  • Richard Booth - Waldport
  • William Branigan - Newport
  • Peter Gintner - Newport
  • Misty Lambrecht - Siletz
  • Leatrice Lily - Newport
  • Ronald Pierre (Vice Chair) - Depoe Bay
  • William Smerdon - Waldport
  • Raymond Woodruff (Chairman) - Waldport
  • Keith Gripentrog - Gleneden Beach
  • Karla Fisher - Otis
  • Mindy Mosier - Siletz


The mission of the group is to provide the Sheriff with community insight relating to public safety priorities and developing crime prevention strategies. It is another step in increasing our strong partnership with the community, continued transparency and active building of positive relationships.

The group has a wealth of knowledge from various experiences and offers a diverse geographic representation of the county. They demonstrate a commitment to representing the interests of the public.

It is important to have citizen input for prioritizing our community's public safety needs because we are here to serve them.

The commitment to work with communities to address immediate and longer-term crime effects through joint problem solving reduces crime and improves quality of life. The Sheriff's Office Community Advisory Group may be asked for input on a myriad of issues to enhance public safety and community engagement.

How to Be Eligible to Join the Sheriff's Community Advisory Group

Minimum Requirements:

  • Citizen of Lincoln County
  • Clear criminal record and background check
  • Graduation from a Lincoln County Sheriff's Citizen Academy course
  • Knowledge of current community issues
  • Ability to attend meetings every other month