VANCOUVER, Wash. – Join the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners for coffee and conversation on Oct. 2, 4 to 7 p.m., at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.

This is an informal event where attendees can stop by anytime to enjoy light refreshments, connect with their commissioners, provide feedback and hear about port events and projects. Attendees can also learn about and provide input on the possibility of increasing the size of the port’s board from three to five elected commissioners.

Commission Coffee and Five-Member Board Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4 to 7 p.m.
(stop by anytime)
The Heathman Lodge, Sacajawea Room
7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662

The possibility of increasing the board from three to five elected commissioners was raised at the port’s regularly scheduled Jan. 9, 2018, board meeting. At the commission’s direction, staff shared information on potential requirements of a five-member board at a Feb. 13 public workshop. The commission then directed staff to organize a public meeting so they could discuss this idea with port district residents.

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