Port seeks applications for open commission seat

Deadline is March 3 to submit resumes

The Port of Camas-Washougal is expected to fill the vacant District 3 position in March.

To be eligible, each applicant must have continuously resided within the port’s District 3 for a minimum of one year prior to potential appointment to the commission and be a registered voter in Clark County, Washington.

A port district map is available at www.portcw.com/docs/commissioner/district_map3.pdf.

To be considered for the position, each individual must submit an application, a one-page cover letter indicating his or her interest and general qualifications for the position, a resume of no more than two pages and completed answers to the supplemental questions of no more than three pages total.

Applications are available at the port office, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal, and www.portcw.com. Completed applications will be accepted no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 3.

Port Commissioner Bill Macrae-Smith, 75, announced his resignation Feb. 7.

“I have some family issues to deal with, in a few months or more,” he said by phone the next day. “We should put someone in there who can spend 100 percent of their time — somebody who has the time to attend the meetings and go out and talk to other people.”
After serving on the commission from 1984 to 1987, Macrae-Smith was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2013.

A reception to honor Macrae-Smith for his years of service will be held following the port commission meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m., in the port office meeting room.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Port Executive Assistant Yvette Blum, at 835-8098 or Yvette@portcw.com.