Cynthia recently returned to serve on the Board of Directors in June 2023; she previously served February 2018 – September 2020.
Cynthia (Bellinger) Farlow, #58 (Siletz), is the daughter of Donald F. and MaryJane Bellinger, granddaughter of Lester and Adelaide (Adams) Bellinger and great-granddaughter of Andrew Edward & Esther (Lane) Bellinger and John ‘Ahaiya’ & Martha (Huntsucker) Adams. Cynthia’s Native American ancestors are of Rogue River, Shasta, Tututni, Klamath and Applegate.
Cynthia has been affiliated with Siletz Tribal Heritage and Arts Society (STAHS) for the past ten (10) years as a volunteer, donor, and Board Member. Cynthia is also a member of
the Siletz Elder Council where she was elected to serve on the Siletz Elders Council as Vice-Chair and Treasurer in the past and currently serves as a Siletz Elder Rep.
Cynthia enjoys participating in Tribal cultural activities such as Run to the Rogue, Nesika Illahee parade/powwow, Restoration Powwow, and the Elder’s ‘Circle of Wisdom’ yearly event.
For the past five (5) years, Cynthia has served on the Board of Directors at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM) found in the Taft area of Lincoln City. In 2020, she was elected to serve as President of the Board and together with the Director developed activities and community outreach such as ‘Tiny Tours’ videos using a YouTube channel, online A-Z coloring book depicting museum items and educational games for children to play during the pandemic. With the support of her Board members, Cynthia also made changes in daily business practices that resulted with a prosperous impact. Cynthia is still a supporting member of NLCHM.
Bringing her knowledge and experience as a former licensed General Building Contractor and Building Construction Estimator, she will be using her skills and abilities to interact and help with the construction building process of ‘A Place for the People.
It is with a sense of pride that Cynthia desires to devote her time, experience, and energy for sustaining her native culture and heritage for generations to come through Siletz Tribal Arts Heritage Society.
She especially enjoys spending time with her husband Vance and their family, traveling, and relaxing at their forested hilltop home overlooking Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean.