Port of Columbia Seeks Replacement for District 2 Seat

The Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners is seeking interested candidates to fill the District 2 position vacated by the death of Commissioner Earle Marvin.

According to Port Executive Director Jennie Dickinson, Washington State RCW 42.12.070 states that the remaining commissioners of the Port District have 90 days to fill the vacant position with a qualified candidate.  A qualified candidate must be a registered voter living in the district with the vacancy, which in this case is District 2. (Port Commissioner Districts are the same as County Commissioner Districts.)  A map of the commissioner districts is available on the Columbia County website documents page. Anyone interested in serving from that district should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Port no later than Friday, October 8th. A short list of relevant experiences should be included.

The two other Port Commissioners, Sean Milligan and Shawn Brown, will select a replacement from the pool of applicants for the vacant position. The person selected will serve until December 31, 2022, and may choose to stand for election in November of 2022 to serve the final year of Marvin’s 6-year term, which ends December 31, 2023.  Election for a new 6-year term for District 2 will be held in November of 2023. This is a non-partisan position.

Letters of interest and resumes should be directed to Jennie Dickinson, Port of Columbia, 1 Port Way, Dayton, WA, 99328, or to jennie@portofcolumbia.org by 5 pm Friday, October 8th . Visit www.portofcolumbia.org for more information on the Port and its properties, or call the Port at 382-2577 to schedule an appointment with the executive director to learn more about Port activities.