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What does a Port commissioner do? | Port View


October 29, 2018

David Preston

Over the past seven years that I have been a Port commissioner, I have often been asked: What exactly a Port Commissioner does. Great question!

The short answer is that the commissioners form a policymaking and regulatory board that oversees the Port’s operations and activities to the benefit of the public. The full answer is a bit more complicated. More on that later.

Another question I’m often asked is why someone would want to be a Port commissioner. For me, it’s in my blood. When I was much younger, I spent hundreds of hours trout fishing year-round in Shell Creek.

It was much...

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