Port announces candidates for District 1 vacancy

Applications will be reviewed Thursday morning

Washougal City Councilman Paul Greenlee is among the local residents who have submitted their names for consideration for the vacant District 1 seat on the Port of Camas-Washougal Commission.

The deadline to apply was Monday, at 5 p.m. Port Executive Director David Ripp provided the names following the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The other applicants are Kelly Orfield, Nick Brown, John Spencer, Mike Briggs, Barry Sullivan, Lauren Colas and Mark Forbes.

Commissioners Bill Ward and Bill Macrae-Smith will meet Thursday, at 10 a.m., in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal, to review the applications. The meeting will begin as an open session, then go to an executive session (closed to the public), before returning to an open session.

The interviews will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., during a special meeting open to the public. An executive session could be held after the interviews. Ripp said “call back” interviews would be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., if needed.

District 1 Commissioner Mark Lampton died Aug. 3. The appointed person would be expected to finish Lampton’s term, through Dec. 31, 2017.

Questions about the vacancy can be directed to the port office at 835-2196.