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 on opportunities that foster economic growth.
The Port of Skamania County takes pride in the community we participate in and the opportunities we work hard to create and maintain. There are a lot of things that make Skamania County an exceptional place to live, work, and play.
Special purpose district focused on Economic Development.