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The 5-member Board sets the policy for the county, determining the strategic vision for the county, appoints a county manager, attorney and others to serve the county, adopts ordinances, including zoning, and establishes an annual budget, which includes setting the tax rate and calling bond referendums. Commissioners are elected in even-numbered years and serve staggered 4-year terms.

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    (Rep)

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    (Rep)

  • Carrol D. Mitchem
    (Rep)

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    Autumn Watson
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What is the most important issue the County Commission will have to address in the next two years? (YouTube video link or 700 characters max if text)

What is the most effective role the county commission can play in improving the local schools? What policies or funding will you suggest when elected?

What policies will you propose to improve the economy of your county?

What policies would you propose to improve the quantity and quality of social services in your county?

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Age (optional) 35
email address autumnwatson99@yahoo.com
Position/philosophy statement Trusted Leadership for Lincoln County- Putting People First!
The most important issue that the county will have to face in the next two years is the unbridled growth and development of Eastern Lincoln county without the infrastructure to support that growth and development. Commissioners must hold developers accountable on the front end for needed infrastructure modifications before approving re-zoning requests or development permits. There should not be exceptions granted to the Land Use and Development plans for the county without significant justification and backing that it would be for the betterment of the community- not just that it would benefit the developer.
The most effective role the county commission can play in improving the local schools is to talk with teachers and administrators directly. Get a good understanding of what the issues are, not just what commissioners think they may be. Also get a good sense of what is going well within our local schools. This will enable commissioners to make informed decisions for budgeting and provide solid support for our local schools.
I will propose intentional seeking of innovative partnerships that will help to grow and sustain jobs throughout our communities. We want to ensure our citizens can engage in recreational activities, shop and dine where they live, and we want to provide support to enable businesses to be able to thrive in our communities. We want our communities throughout the county to be places where citizens want to live, work and play.
Innovative partnerships to expand social services and mental health accessibility is huge for Lincoln County. Money is always tight regarding public services but we must make our fellow community members and their well being a priority. With my background in public health, I have spent much of my career seeking out innovative funding sources through grants to help expand services to better meet the needs of the community. I will propose seeking innovative funding sources, unique and unconventional partnerships to broaden the reach into the community and for the county to prioritize investing in the health and well being of our fellow citizens through the county budget process.