Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Port of Woodland Exec Director Resigns

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Woodland Executive Director Nelson Holmberg said March 3 that he’s stepping down in order to accept a position with a company that conducts consulting services for the maritime industry.

Holmberg has worked four years at the port, which is located on the Columbia River near the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Portland. His last day is expected to be March 14.

Holmberg, who lives in Vancouver, was formerly the communications director for the Port of Vancouver USA, and said he’ll be doing similar work at BergerABAM’s Vancouver office. His title with the Federal Way, Wash.-based firm will be senior public involvement project manager.

BergerABAM, which also has offices in Oregon, California, Nevada and Texas, is a consulting firm offering services in multiple areas, including planning, civil and structural engineering and environmental services.

Until this week, Holmberg had also been one of three finalists for the city manager job in Ridgefield, Washington. He was publicly interviewed with the other candidates Feb. 28 but withdrew his name upon accepting the position with BergerABAM.