Commission

Commissioners-group-2012Since 1912, 33 individuals have served as commissioners at the Port of Vancouver USA. Each made contributions that have collectively molded and shaped the port’s role in our community today.

Over the last 100 years, citizens of Clark County have selected port commissioners with a strong commitment to making decisions in the vested interest of the people they represent. The port district is divided into three commission districts, each with an elected official.

Today, Port of Vancouver Commissioners Jerry Oliver, Brian Wolfe and Nancy Baker represent the citizens of Clark County.

They are each elected to six-year terms and are responsible for setting policy for the port as a public agency. Commissioners work part-time and can be reached at their home phone number by calling our front desk at 360.693.3611 for contact information.

Todd Coleman, as port chief executive officer, manages a staff of more than 100 people involved in day-to-day port operations. Coleman reports directly to the port’s three commissioners.

Communicating with the Commission

TullysCoffee_07112012_2392An essential part of the Board of Commissioners’ decision-making process is public input. A public comment period is included as part of all regularly scheduled commission meetings, which are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, and written comments submitted by mail and email are always welcome.

For comments specific to commission policies and decisions, please email the commissioners at povcommissioners@portvanusa.com. For topics not directly related to policy issues before the commission, please email your comments or questions to info@portvanusa.com.

If you’d like to provide written comments to the commission, please mail your comments to:
POV Board of Commissioners
3103 N.W. Lower River Rd.
Vancouver, WA  98660

Or to speak to the commissioners by telephone, please call the port office at 360-693-3611 for contact information.

 

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