Friday, April 21, 2017

Clark County Port Heads to Give Talk on Seaport Operations

By Mark Edward Nero

The CEOs of all three Clark County ports – Vancouver USA, Camas-Washougal and Ridgefield – say they’ll share what makes each port unique and how the ports work together for the betterment of the region during a lecture set for April 27.

The event will feature Port of Vancouver USA CEO Julianna Marler and Chief External Affairs Officer Ryan Hart, along with Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director David Ripp and Port of Ridgefield CEO Brent Grening and VP of Innovation Nelson Holmberg.

They will share updates on interesting projects, including the Washougal Waterfront Vision and Master Plan; the Port of Ridgefield’s Discovery Corridor and development of dark fiber infrastructure; and the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 waterfront redevelopment.

Attendees will also hear how the three ports partner together for greater impact, taking a regional approach to marketing and to presenting priorities in transportation, economic development and other critical issues to state and federal legislators.

The lecture, which is part of an ongoing series, is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Terminal 1 large conference room, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, the former Red Lion Hotel.

Space at each lecture is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (360) 693-3611 or email Those with questions should contact Julie Rawls at (360) 992-1137 or