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Do you love seabirds, marine mammals, crashing waves and Newport’s lighthouses?

Are you passionate about supporting our public lands?

Are you ready to use your talent and time to help support your community and its natural and cultural resources?

Do you believe that when nonprofits and public agencies work together they have a greater impact?

If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you!  Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses is growing our Board of Directors and looking for people who can make a difference in support of our public lands. We are seeking five (5) new board members to serve two (2) year terms beginning July 2017.

Who are we? We are a nonprofit organization that seeks to raise funds for and awareness of our public lands, specifically Newport’s two lighthouses and their surrounding natural areas.

What do we believe?  We believe that nonprofits keep our communities vibrant and healthy.  We believe that nonprofits provide opportunities, needed services, and create innovative solutions to community issues.  We strive to build capacity, promote our community, and provide thoughtful leadership.

Qualifications: Membership on the FOYL Board of Directors is open to anyone with a commitment to advance the interests of our community in support of our public lands.  We strive to select a slate of candidates that is inclusive and broadly representative of our entire region.

FOYL Board Members are expected to:

  • Uphold the basic legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Maintain an active membership in FOYL.
  • Seek to promote and serve as an ambassador of FOYL in the broader community.
  • Attend at least 75% of board meetings in person or by phone (there are 6 per year)
  • Serve on at least one special committee.

To nominate yourself or someone you know, please contact Amy at (541) 574-3129 or by email at Our mailing address is 750 NW Lighthouse Dr., Ste. #7, Newport, OR, 97365.   Please note that only FOYL members are eligible to vote for the board slate in early July.  Mark your calendars today for FOYL’s Annual Meeting luncheon on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at the Port of Newport, South Beach Marina, 2:00 -5:00pm.  Voting to take place at the business meeting to follow our meal.



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