Following an extensive search and competitive selection process to fill their vacant Emergency Manager position, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has made a selection to fill this critical position. Current Assistant Emergency Manager, Samantha Buckley, will be appointed the Emergency Manager beginning Friday, December 1, 2023. “I am very pleased to announce Samantha Buckley will be promoted to Emergency Manager effective December 1st,” stated Sheriff Landers. “Ms. Buckley demonstrates a strong working knowledge in the field of emergency management, is experienced in the vulnerabilities impacting Lincoln County and the proper response protocols to efficiently manage disasters when they occur.”
Sheriff Landers continued, “One of Ms. Buckley’s strongest attributes is her communication skills and ability to build effective partnerships with cooperating agencies and our community to ensure effective response not only in the event of an emergency, but also through public outreach and preparedness prior to, as well as recovery efforts following a disaster.”
Ms. Buckley has worked in the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division for nearly four years. She also has experience working as a Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with Coos County prior to her employment with Lincoln County and as a Regional Emergency Coordinator. Ms. Buckley possesses a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.