Friday, October 18, 2019

Vancouver USA Commissioner Awarded

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Vancouver USA Commissioner Jerry Oliver was presented with the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 9.

Oliver, who was first elected to the board in 2007, was chosen for “his dedicated service to the maritime industry, including leadership on port and navigation issues that impact the economic health of Southwest Washington and the entire Pacific Northwest.”

“Commissioner Oliver has been a strong advocate for the Columbia Snake River System, particularly the Columbia River Channel Deepening Project and the jetties at the Mouth of the Columbia River,” said PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira. “We are proud to honor his 12 years of dedicated service to the Port of Vancouver and the region.”

The award comes at the end of Oliver’s involvement on the board. Earlier this year, the commissioner announced he would not seek a third term and would step down when his term expires Dec. 31.