Since its formation in 1964, the Port of Skamania County has served as an economic catalyst for community development that enhances the livability of the area.
The Port is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, elected by the citizens in their districts, to serve a six-year term. These three elected officials are responsible for: representing public interests, setting Port policy, determining program direction, setting long and short range goals, approving the annual budget, and evaluating and guiding the Port activities. This planning and oversight process involves the Port Commission, the Port Executive Director, staff, and citizens. Port districts are municipal corporations; however, unlike cities and counties, ports are “special purpose districts.” Public ports have expanded roles in how they conduct business, allowing them to act quickly to opportunities that foster economic growth.
The Board of Commissioners meets once a month, on the third Tuesday at 5:00 pm at the Port office on Cascade Avenue. Regular meetings are open to the general public.