Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vancouver, USA Commissioner Honored

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Vancouver USA Commission Brian Wolfe was recently honored by The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association with a Distinguished Service Award. Wolfe was chosen for his leadership and service to the industry.

“Each year, our association recognizes members and colleagues who have made significant contributions to the success of projects and issues that are important to the region,” said PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira. “Brian Wolfe’s years of public service as an elected commissioner at the Port of Vancouver are to be commended and celebrated. We’re grateful for the active role he’s played and proud to honor him at our annual convention.”

Since his election in 2005, Wolfe has been an advocate for commerce, sustainable development and job creation at the port and the region.

He helped to establish the Columbia River Economic Development Council and was its board chair from 1983 through 1994. As a port commission, Wolfe’s leadership and vision was exercised on various capital projects that foster the growth of the local economy, including the 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park, $250 million West Vancouver Freight Access rail project (WVFA) and Terminal 1 waterfront development project.