The Future

In a program called Imagine Lincoln City, city officials are asking the public to help is shape the future of the coastal community.

Lincoln City officials are asking the public to help chart the future of the city over the next 20 years through Imagine Lincoln City.

The outreach program is designed to engage the community in creating "a guiding vision for the way our community looks, feels and functions over the next 20 years based on input from the people who live, work, play and visit here."

The program includes a community survey asking a variety of questions, including:

  • Being in Lincoln City makes me feel...
  • How would you describe Lincoln City?
  • What do you like most about Lincoln City?
  • What should we preserve into the future?
  • What's your top suggestion for making Lincoln City an even better place to live, work, learn, play, or visit?
  • If you could change, add or enhance anything about Lincoln City, what would it be? How would you do it?

The following is information provide on the city's website,

Through the Imagine Lincoln City outreach program, we’re seeking to engage the broader community in the discussion and chart a course for the next generation of Lincoln City residents and visitors.

Imagine Lincoln City will create a framework for future decision-making, investment and collaboration. This is an exciting and engaging process that can lead to transformative change. Over the coming months we intend to identify shared community goals and aspirations by engaging people from all walks of life.

We encourage you to use your imagination and think BIG!

For Imagine Lincoln City, the sky really is the limit. Your ideas will build the foundation for the future – whether it’s influencing the way our community grows, how it adapts to changing technology, or how it strengthens the physical and social infrastructure required for maintaining a high quality of life. A shared and supported community vision can inspire new goals and policies, influence the approach to future development, and impact comprehensive planning efforts.

Lincoln City is embarking on a public engagement process to develop a shared community vision to help guide our community’s evolution over the next 20 years. A community vision describes the way a community wants to look, feel, and function over time. The process enables communities to come together and discover shared solutions for broad goals and challenges.

A shared and supported community vision will help inform future goals and policies, influence the approach to development, and shape comprehensive planning efforts.

Learn more about this project and how to get involved by visiting the project website at, emailing, or calling 541-996-1227.

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