The Lincoln County Commissioners

The Lincoln County Commissioners

Receiving the Champion of Freedom award

Lincoln County Commissioners Rob Coffman, Scott Hutsell, and Mark Stedman, will be honored with our Annual Champion of Freedom Award for their courage in being the first county in the state to “conduct all collective bargaining contract negotiations in a manner that is open to the public” and for “providing public notice of all collective bargaining negotiations in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.”  Their model legislation is now being followed by governments across the state, bringing transparency to the process and an end to the appearance of secret deal-making.