Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Longview Commissioner Baagason Resigns

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Longview Board Commission Vice-President Bob Baagason, who represents the 3rd Commission since being elected in 2007, turned in a formal resignation effective Sept. 30.

“Over the past ten-plus years, we accomplished a lot – including materially increasing the port’s revenue position with our cutting-edge grain terminal, improving the port’s economic impact within the community and significantly reducing property taxes to residents of the port district,” said Baagason. “It is a lasting legacy that I am proud to have had a role in.”

The commission now has 90 days to appoint a replacement. His term was set to expire at the end of 2019.