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Lincoln County Commissioners

 Lincoln County Statement Following PERC’s Decision 2018

Mark R. Stedman – District 1

  • Term of Office: Current – January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024
  • First elected: 2013
  • E-mail: mstedman@co.lincoln.wa.us
  • Home Address: 30033 Kramer Farms Rd E / PO Box 5 Harrington, WA 99134
  • Home Phone: 509-253-4336
  • Cell Phone: 509-721-1829

Scott Hutsell – District 2

Scott Hutsell
  • Term of Office: Current – January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024
  • First elected: 2009
  • E-mail: shutsell@co.lincoln.wa.us
  • Home Address: 1700 4th St./ PO Box 89 / Davenport, WA 99122
  • Home Phone: 509-725-0971
  • Cell Phone: 509-721-1982

Rob Coffman – District 3

Rob Coffman
  • Term of Office: Current – January 1-2019 to December 31, 2022
  • First elected: 2010
  • E-mail: rcoffman@co.lincoln.wa.us
  • Home Address: 415 SE Regent/ PO Box 345 Wilbur WA 99185
  • Cell Phone: 509-641-0099

Commissioner’s Office

  • Office Hours: 9:00 – 3:00, Monday-Friday
  • Phone: (509) 725-3031
  • Fax: (509) 725-2034
  • Office location: Lincoln County Courthouse, Lower Level
  • Meeting days: 1st & 3rd Monday of every month
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 28, Davenport, WA 99122

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is the county’s legislative body. The commissioners serve as the chief administrators for several important county operations and have some quasi-judicial duties, as well.The Board consists of three commissioners, one from each of the Commissioner districts. The county is divided into three districts on the basis of population and at the time of election each commissioner must live in and represent his/her district. The commissioners are partisan and are nominated in a primary election voted on by only their district. All the voters in the county are given an opportunity in the general election to select the commissioner who will ultimately serve. The commissioners are elected to four-year staggered terms, with no more than two commissioners standing for election in a single year.The commissioners primary duty is to levy the taxes to operate the county and to adopt a balanced budget for each calendar year. Also within their legislative authority capacity, the commissioners are responsible for establishing local laws and policies consistent with state law, through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions. These include zoning, planning and public safety ordinances and any other ordinance concerning the general welfare of the county. The commissioners also appoint members of citizen advisory panels, hearing examiners and members of the Board of Equalization. They are also charged with approving all contracts and grant agreements as administrators, commissioners are responsible for:

  • Public roads and public works programs
  • Public health services
  • Planning and zoning of unincorporated areas
  • Emergency services
  • Other services and programs which are not clearly the responsibility of another elected county official

In their judicial capacity, the commissioners can be called upon as the first level of appeal to sit in judgment of decisions made by other county officials. Rezoning recommendations from the planning commission, for instance, are appealed to the commissioners for review.

WEBSITE NOTICE OF DATA BREACH

 

LINCOLN COUNTY WASHINGTON

WEBSITE NOTICE OF DATA BREACH

January 07, 2021 – Lincoln County, Washington (“the County”) is providing notice of a data privacy incident that may impact the privacy of personal information for certain current or former employees and recipients or potential recipients of County-sponsored addiction counseling.

The County first learned of unusual activity on its computer network on or about November 19, 2020. Since discovering the activity, The County took portions of the network offline and commenced an investigation into the event that included working with computer forensic specialists to determine the nature and scope of the event. While the investigation is ongoing, the investigation confirmed that certain portions of the County’s network were subject to access from someone without authorization on separate occasions between November 13, 2020 and November 19, 2020. The types of personal information relating to employees and counseling participants that could have been accessed includes name, address, Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification card number, date of birth, medical information, and health insurance information including type of health insurance and/or health insurance number.

The County takes this incident and the security of personal information of those entrusted in our care very seriously. Upon discovery of the unusual activity, we immediately took portions of our network offline and commenced an investigation that included working with computer forensic specialists to understand the nature and scope of the event. We also continue to evaluate ways to improve our existing protections to secure the information within our network.

Individuals seeking additional information regarding the event may call our dedicated assistance line at (866) 362-1769, available Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Pacific Time and Saturday through Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time.

Best Practices

Lincoln County encourages you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to review your account statements, medical bills, explanation of benefits (EOBs), and credit reports for suspicious charges or claims. If you see any unauthorized or suspicious activity, promptly contact your financial institution, credit card company, insurance company, or the credit reporting bureaus.

Under U.S. law you are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll-free, 1-877-322-8228.  You may also contact the three major credit bureaus directly to request a free copy of your credit report.

You have the right to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which will prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing information in your credit report without your express authorization.  The security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a security freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit.  Pursuant to federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a security freeze on your credit report.  Should you wish to place a security freeze, please contact the major consumer reporting agencies listed below:

Experian
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013

1-888-397-3742
www.experian.com/freeze/center.htmlOpens in a new window

TransUnion
P.O. Box 160
Woodlyn, PA 19094

1-888-909-8872
www.transunion.com/credit-freezeOpens in a new window

Equifax
P.O. Box 105788
Atlanta, GA 30348-5788

1-800-685-1111
www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-servicesOpens in a new window

In order to request a security freeze, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Your full name (including middle initial as well as Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.);
  2. Social Security number;
  3. Date of birth;
  4. If you have moved in the past five (5) years, the addresses where you have lived over the prior five years;
  5. Proof of current address, such as a current utility bill or telephone bill;
  6. A legible photocopy of a government-issued identification card (state driver’s license or ID card, military identification, etc.);
  7. If you are a victim of identity theft, a copy of either the police report, investigative report, or complaint to a law enforcement agency concerning identity theft.

As an alternative to a security freeze, you have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on your file at no cost.  An initial fraud alert is a 1-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting seven years. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, please contact any one of the agencies listed below:

Experian
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013

1-888-397-3742
www.experian.com/fraud/center.html

TransUnion
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016

1-800-680-7289
www.transunion.com/fraud-alerts

Equifax
P.O. Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30348

1-888-766-0008
www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services

Additional Information

You can further educate yourself regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, security freezes, and the steps you can take to protect yourself by contacting the consumer reporting agencies, the Federal Trade Commission, or your state Attorney General. The Federal Trade Commission can be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580; www.identitytheft.gov; 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); and TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The Federal Trade Commission also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with them.  You can obtain further information on how to file such a complaint by way of the contact information listed above.  You have the right to file a police report if you ever experience identity theft or fraud.  Please note that in order to file a report with law enforcement for identity theft, you will likely need to provide some proof that you have been a victim.  Instances of known or suspected identity theft should also be reported to law enforcement and your state Attorney General.  This notice has not been delayed by law enforcement.

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