Kalama, WA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
The Port of Kalama Commission has named Alan Basso as the new District #2 Commissioner to fill the vacancy left by the death of longtime Port of Kalama Commissioner, Jim Lucas. Basso assumes the role of Port Commissioner effective immediately and shall serve until a qualified person is elected and certified at the next general election in November 2013.
Basso is a long-time Kalama resident and currently serves as a Lieutenant and Fire Investigator with the Longview Fire Department and is a part time Juvenile Detention Officer with the Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center. Basso graduated from Kalama High School in 1980, earned a BA degree at Washington State University in 1986 and received an AAS in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College in 2010.
“We are happy to announce we had a very qualified group of interested citizens to fill a vacant Port commission position and also happy to announce Alan Basso is the new District #2 Commissioner,” said Port commission president, Randy Sweet. “We thank all of those who applied and encourage anyone interested to run for local office in the next election.”
The Board of Commissioners sets policy and provides direction for the Port. Commissioners must attend Board of Commission meetings on a regular basis. Regular meetings are held each month at 5:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Occasionally, special meetings are held.
About Port of Kalama – Where rail and water meet:
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 830 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: http://email@example.com Visit http://portofkalama.com/industrial_property.
Contact: Liz Newman, Port of Kalama, 360-673-2379