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.

Districts

 

The Port of Vancouver taxing district encompasses an area of 111 square miles with a population of approximately 300,000. This area is divided into three separate commissioner districts, with one JerryOliver_web_3882commissioner representing each district.  Currently, Jerry Oliver represents District 3, Brian Wolfe represents District 1 and Nancy Baker represents District 2.

As required by Washington State law (RCW Title 53.16 and Title 29A.76), the Port of Vancouver modified its commissioner districts in August 2011 to better reflect the results of the 2010 census.  With assistance from the Clark County Elections Department, adjustments were made to district boundaries that reduced minor disparities in population that had occurred over time.  The updated district population numbers are as follows:

  • District 1: 96,878
  • District 2: 97,111
  • District 3: 97,303

To download a copy of the Port of Vancouver district map, click on the following link:

Port district map (PDF)