Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Port of Kalama Seeks Commission Vacancy Applicants

The Port of Kalama is moving forward with an appointment process to fill a vacancy on its three-member Board of Commissioners caused by the death of longtime commissioner Jim Lucas.

Local residents interested in representing District No. 2 on the Kalama Port Commission can send a letter of interest to Executive Director Lanny Cawley at 380 W Marine Drive, Kalama, WA 98625.

Applicants are required reside and be a legally registered voter in Kalama Port District No. 2, and letters of interest must include the applicant’s registered voting address.

Completed applications must be received by the port no later than 5 p.m. Mon., April 30, 2012 for consideration. Upon receipt of the letter of interest, applicants will receive an application packet to be filled out and submitted to the port.

The person ultimately appointed to the seat will be required to attend Board of Commission meetings at 5:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, as well as occasional special meetings. The appointee is to hold the seat until the expiration of Lucas’ current term in November 2013, at which time an open election for the seat would be held.

Lucas served as a port commissioner from 1984 until he died April 4, 2012 from cancer-related health complications.

The Port of Kalama, which is located in southwest Washington on the Columbia River, is 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon and about 120 miles south of Seattle.