Port Commissioners

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Earle Marvin

Mr. Marvin is immediate past Chair and currently serves as Secretary to the Board of Commissioners. Earle is a retired Air Force Civil Engineering Officer with 29 years civilian experience as a Contracts Manager. As a local cattle rancher, he strongly advocates the necessity to spark economic growth within Columbia County.

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Fred Crowe

Fred Crowe is the current Chair of the Port of Columbia Commission. Fred earned a PhD in Plant Pathology from UC Davis in 1978. Most of his professional years were spent at OSU as a research professor and extension pathologist specializing in diseases of true and vegetative seed of vegetables, grass and peppermint crops. In semi-retirement, Fred has been a private consultant on vegetable diseases, and a partner in a small business that grows and sells pathogen-free specialty garlic varieties.