Bill Macrae-Smith resigns from Port of C-W Commission

Applications for District 3 seat will be accepted

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(Photo contributed by the Port of Camas-Washougal) Bill Macrae-Smith has resigned from the Port of Camas-Washougal Commission, after serving three terms. The resignation went into effect Wednesday.

A Port of Camas-Washougal commissioner, who has served three terms in office, has resigned.

Bill Macrae-Smith announced his decision during the commission meeting Tuesday.

He said other commitments had become too great for him to be able to fulfill the requirements of his position on the commission, and he felt it was best for him to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job.

Macrae-Smith’s resignation went into effect Wednesday.

“As much as I totally understand and agree with his decision, it’s sad to see him go,” said District 1 Port Commissioner John Spencer. “He’s been awesome for the port and the community. He is a wonderful guy to work with.”

District 2 Commissioner Bill Ward said he will miss Macrae-Smith’s “experience, perspective and understanding of the community.

“There are large challenges awaiting his replacement,” Ward added.

In a phone interview earlier this week, Macrae-Smith said he had not decided whether he would seek re-election this year. After serving on the commission from 1984 to 1987, he was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2013.

The port is expected to announce the process of accepting applications from people who would like to be considered for the vacant District 3 seat.

A port district map is available at

Questions can be directed to Port Executive Assistant Yvette Blum, at 835-8098 or

This information will be updated.