Port Staff

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Jennie Dickinson

Executive Director

jennie@portofcolumbia.org

Jennie Dickinson took over as Executive Director of the Port of Columbia in 2007. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for 8 years. Dickinson grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch outside of Dayton and enjoys gardening, reading, community service, and being a grandmother.

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Kathryn Witherington

Economic Development Director

kathryn@portofcolumbia.org

Kathryn Witherington is the Economic Development Director for the Port.  She is excited to serve small businesses, new businesses, community groups, and anyone in need of economic development assistance in Columbia County.  Prior to the Port, she worked in the nonprofit field for both Junior Achievement and the YMCA.  She spends her free time living and playing in Columbia County with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.

Valerie Kerr

Valerie Kerr

AUDITOR / Office manager

auditor@portofcolumbia.org

Valerie Kerr is the Auditor and Office Manager for the Port of Columbia.  Prior to the Port, she worked as the librarian at Dayton High School.  Originally from Michigan, Valeria has made her home in Columbia County since 2011.