Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Grays Harbor to Appoint New Commissioner

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Grays Harbor plans to appoint a new District 1 Commissioner, effective August 1, replacing longtime Commissioner Chuck Caldwell, who recently announced his resignation.

“While it has been an absolute honor to serve the citizens of Grays Harbor County over the past 16 years and I am incredibly proud of the business diversification and growth at the port during this time, it is now time for me to focus my energy on other important areas of my life,” Caldwell said. “I will continue to be a supportive citizen and ready volunteer to promote any Port initiatives that will continue to expand the service and opportunities for the people of Grays Harbor County.”

The appointee will be in place until the next regular Port election scheduled for November 2019, at which point the six-year term vacant position will be filled.

Those interested in serving the remaining of Caldwell’s term may submit an application at district1commission@portgrays.org, or at the Port’s main office at 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520 or at the Satsop Business Park’s main office at 150 Technology Way, Suite 100, Elma, WA 98541.

To qualify, applicants must be a registered voter in Grays Harbor County District 1. The deadline to turn in applications, proof of residency from the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office and proof of voter registration is 5 p.m. on June 5, 2018.

After receiving and reviewing applications, the finalists will be interviewed on June 14 before a final decision is announced on June 19.