Port 2 commissioners booste manager's salary


March 30, 2023

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District 2 met last Tuesday in Gray's River.

Commissioners agreed to increase the port manager's salary to $67,400 per year; they also passed a resolution continuing delegation of authority for the port manager to act for the district in emergencies and in other specified circumstances.

In new business, the commissioners approved just over $31,000 for new capital expenditures including $14,000 to replace the carpet in the new port district office.

The board also agreed to pay the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce $750 to help promote the kite festival at Skamokawa Vista Park.

Port Manager Sam Shogren told the commissioners about his efforts to have Vista Park included in a state sponsored program to promote tourism. Shogren detailed the promotional materials that he supplied to the state board of tourism.

Finally, commissioners discussed their effort to get the state legislature to create a $600,000 earmark in the 2023-2025 state budget for capital improvements for the new park office. The board was not able to complete the request in time but are appealing to state representatives to see if they can push through the request despite the deadline failure.


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